Cormac McCarthy (1933-2023) was one of the world's most influential and renowned writers, his career spanning nearly six decades and several genres, including fiction and drama. His work has entered the modern canon and won several prestigious literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. As a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, McCarthy was known for his spare prose and brutal imagery. His use of Western and post-apocalyptic settings captivated readers, providing the perfect backdrop for several popular films based on his novels. His best-known books include The Road, All the Pretty Horses, and No Country for Old Men.