Literary Fiction

Cormac McCarthy Books in Order

Cormac McCarthy Books in Order (No Country for Old Men, The Road, Blood Meridian)

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Who is Cormac McCarthy?

Born Charles McCarthy in 1933, Providence, Rhode Island, but raised in Tennessee, Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. Since the publication of his first book, he enjoyed positive reviews but it’s with All the Pretty Horses in 1992 that McCarthy gained widespread success. For this book, he received both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize with his novel, The Road.

Many of his books have been adapted into movies, including No Country for Old Men, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film won four awards at the 80th Academy Awards (including Best Picture).

Today, McCarthy is considered one of the most important living American novelists and his fifth novel, Blood Meridian, has even been labelled by some as ‘the Great American Novel’. 

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Sally Rooney Books in Order

Sally Rooney Books in Order (Normal People, Conversations with Friends)

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Who is Sally Rooney?

Sally Rooney is an Irish writer and screenwriter, already regarded as one of the foremost millennial writers. She even has been called the ‘Salinger for the Snapchat generation’. 

Born in 1991, Sally Rooney grew up in Castlebar, County Mayo and studied English at Trinity College Dublin, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in 2013.

She found success immediately, as her first book, Conversations with Friends, published in 2017 by Faber and Faber, has been the subject to a seven-party auction for its publishing rights.

Her second, Normal People, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2018, and Rooney worked on the television adaptation as a 12 part series.

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Colson Whitehead Books in Order

Colson Whitehead Books in Order (The Underground Railroad, The Nickel Boys, Harlem Shuffle)

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Who is Colson Whitehead?

Arch Colson Chipp Whitehead is an American author mostly known for his fiction novels—but he also published non-fiction books, essays and short stories in The New Yorker. After graduating from Harvard University in 1991, he started working for The Village Voice. During that time, he began drafting his first novels. 

In 2002, he received a MacArthur Genius Grant, won two Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (in 2017 and 2020), the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, and a lot more. The most famous and celebrated books written Colson Whitehead are The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys.

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