Cormac McCarthy (1933) is widely considered to be one of America's greatest living authors. As a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, McCarthy is known for his spare prose and brutal imagery. Settings of his books are both Western and post-apocalyptic and many were made into popular films. He has won the National Book Award, National Book Critic's Circle Award, as well as the Pulitzer Prize. His best-known books include The Road, All the Pretty Horses, and No Country for Old Men.