NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Kirkus Reviews (by Tom Beer).

Cormac McCarthy, the award-winning author of such novels as All The Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road, has died at 89, according to a statement from his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf.

The winner of a National Book Award, a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship, McCarthy was widely considered one of the great American fiction writers of his generation, acclaimed for his novels set in the American Southwest.

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