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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 20, 2013.
By United Press International
'No Country' wins best picture Oscar

'No Country' wins best picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "No Country for Old Men," Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel, won four Oscars in Los Angeles Sunday, including best picture.

Coen brothers win DGA directoring award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Joel and Ethan Coen are the first siblings to win the Directors Guild of America's best directing award thanks to their film "No Country for Old Men."

Theron signs up for 'Road' trip

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning South African actress Charlize Theron is reportedly set to co-star with Viggo Mortensen in the new big-screen drama "The Road."
WGA, West spikes its awards show

WGA, West spikes its awards show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Hollywood writers' strike has claimed another casualty, with the Writers Guild of America, West saying it will spike its awards show if the strike persists.

Author Cormac McCarthy honored in Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- American author Cormac McCarthy has garnered the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in Scotland to go along with his Pulitzer Prize.

Oprah picks bleak 'The Road' for book club

CHICAGO, March 29 (UPI) -- Reclusive author Cormac McCarthy and outgoing talk show host Oprah Winfrey will come together both on Oprah's Chicago-based show and her popular book club.

John McCarthy, son (with Jennifer Winkley)

Cormac McCarthy, born Charles McCarthy (born July 20, 1933), is an American novelist and playwright. He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres, and has also written plays and screenplays. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road, and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He received a National Book Award in 1992 for All the Pretty Horses.

His earlier Blood Meridian (1985) was among Time Magazine's poll of 100 best English-language books published between 1923 and 2005 and he placed joint runner-up for a similar title in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years. Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along with Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and Philip Roth. He is frequently compared by modern reviewers to William Faulkner.

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