ENTERTAINMENT

Cormac McCarthy, Pulitzer-winning novelist, dies at 89

Jun 13, 2023, 6:08 PM

Cormac McCarthy...

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Writer Cormac McCarthy attends the HBO Films & The Cinema Society screening of "Sunset Limited" at Porter House on February 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Cormac McCarthy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who wrote “No Country for Old Men”, “The Road”, and many other books and plays died Tuesday NBC News reported Tuesday.

McCarthy’s publisher, Penguin Random House made the announcement. Corman was 89.

NBC News said he died of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe, NM.

The NBC report said, “In language that ranged from brutally austere to dizzyingly complex, McCarthy told tales of the dark side of humanity set against the vivid backdrop of the American West. He wrote all of his novels on a Olivetti Underwood Lettera 32 typewriter, his publisher said.”

Some of his most popular work came from three books known as the “border trilogy”.

They include: “All the Pretty Horses” (1992), “The Crossing” (1994), and “Cities of the Plain” (1998), according to NBC. Two novels published in the 2000s — “No Country for Old Men” and “The Road” — drew wide acclaim and found favor in Hollywood. “No Country” was adapted into an Oscar-winning thriller directed by Joel and Ethan Coen; “The Road” got the big-screen treatment with Viggo Mortensen in the lead role.

KSL 5 TV Live

Entertainment

Miss Panoramaland, Paris Matthews, was crowned the Miss Utah winner on Saturday, June 15, 2024. (KS...

Brittany Tait

Miss Panoramaland crowned winner of 2024 Miss Utah pageant

Miss Panoramaland, Paris Matthews, was crowned the 91st Miss Utah.

2 hours ago

The Java Espress Beverage Company sign in Clearfield, Utah....

Lauren Steinbrecher

Clearfield soda shop breaks a world record, with the help of its customers

A Clearfield drink shop wants the world to know that Utah's soda game reigns supreme by breaking a Guinness World Record on Saturday. But they need your help.

2 days ago

A grid with still pictures from nine films...

Larry D. Curtis

Sundance offers free film festival screenings to Utah audiences in July

Many associate the Sundance Film Festival with snowy streets in the annual winter film festival, but Utahns will have a chance to see free screenings, including outdoors, in July.

3 days ago

Mark Shipley pictured during his time in the Navy while stationed on Coronado Island, California. (...

Mary Culbertson

Utah actor honored by Hugh Jackman for his contribution to actors all over the U.S.

An actor and owner of a gallery theater settled down in Utah and affected theater communities nationally. Recently, he was honored by Australian actor Hugh Jackman.

5 days ago

Image released as part of a drafted plan to reimagine downtown into an "experience zone." (Smith En...

Lindsay Aerts

SEG downtown plans include new hotel, housing, jumbotron and ‘experience’ plaza

Smith Entertainment Group executive Mike Maughan sat down for an interview with KSL's Lindsay Aerts on Monday to discuss the group's plans for downtown's revitalization.

5 days ago

The ride replaces Splash Mountain. That attraction was based on the 1946 film "Song of the South," ...

Natasha Chen, CNN

A new Disney ride opens soon, splashing right out of the culture wars

A ride based on the story of Disney’s first Black princess opens to the public on June 28 in Orlando, Florida, replacing the decades-old Splash Mountain attraction that was beloved by many Disney fans yet also widely criticized.

6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Photo courtesy of Artists of Ballet West...

Ballet West

The rising demand for ballet tickets: why they’re harder to get

Ballet West’s box office is experiencing demand they’ve never seen before, leaving many interested patrons unable to secure tickets they want.

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 internet safety tips for kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why printer security should be top of mind for your business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light up your home with these top lighting trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for hassle-free computer repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Cormac McCarthy, Pulitzer-winning novelist, dies at 89