Cormac McCarthy

1933 - Today

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Cormac McCarthy (born Charles Joseph McCarthy Jr., July 20, 1933) is an American writer who has written ten novels, two plays, two screenplays, and two short-stories, spanning the Western and post-apocalyptic genres. He is well known for his graphic depictions of violence and his unique writing style, recognizable by its lack of punctuation and attribution. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary American writers.McCarthy was born in Providence, Rhode Island, although he was raised primarily in Tennessee. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cormac McCarthy has received more than 3,908,630 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Cormac McCarthy is the 1,039th most popular writer (down from 1,035th in 2019), the 1,169th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,128th in 2019) and the 116th most popular American Writer.

Cormac McCarthy is most famous for his novels The Road, No Country for Old Men, and All the Pretty Horses.

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Among writers, Cormac McCarthy ranks 1,039 out of 5,794Before him are Quintus Fabius Pictor, Johannes Valentinus Andreae, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Elsa Morante, Mercè Rodoreda, and Andrei Bely. After him are Savitribai Phule, Hrotsvitha, Will Durant, Fatema Mernissi, Tess Gerritsen, and Arnold Zweig.

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Among people born in 1933, Cormac McCarthy ranks 70Before him are Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Edward de Bono, Piero Manzoni, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David McCallum, and Mohammad-Ali Rajai. After him are Robert Shavlakadze, Horst Buchholz, Fouad Mebazaa, Peter Mansfield, Richard R. Ernst, and Michel Hidalgo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cormac McCarthy ranks 1,169 out of 15,968Before him are Chesley Sullenberger (1951), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Rubin Carter (1937), Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Joe Jackson (1928), and George Armitage Miller (1920). After him are Frederick Herzberg (1923), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Raymond A. Spruance (1886), Will Durant (1885), Alonzo Church (1903), and Joe Satriani (1956).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Cormac McCarthy ranks 116Before him are Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Clive Cussler (1931), William Gibson (1948), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), Daniel Goleman (1946), and Sherwood Anderson (1876). After him are Will Durant (1885), Tess Gerritsen (1953), Edith Wharton (1862), John Dickson Carr (1906), Fredric Brown (1906), and Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840).