(1933 - ) American novelist, winner of the National Book Award for All the Pretty Horses. McCarthy's later novels are mostly westerns set in the late ninteenth century or the early 1900's, dealing with themes of death, redemption through violence, religious allegory and good versus evil. Earlier work focuses more on the South. I think McCarthy may be the greatest living American novelist.

Partial bibliography:

The Orchard Keeper, 1965
Suttree, 1979
Blood Meridian, 1985
All the Pretty Horses, 1992
The Crossing, 1994
Cities of the Plain, 1998

See http://www.mid.tec.sc.us/edu/ed/eng/biblio.htm for a bibliography of work about McCarthy