Aaron Gwyn

Aaron Gwyn is a short story author, novelist and an associate professor of English at University of North Carolina Charlotte.

Cormac McCarthy is gone – but his works remain brilliantly alive

Until yesterday afternoon, Charles Joseph McCarthy Jr. (better known to readers as Cormac) was the greatest living American writer – many would say the greatest living writer, full stop.  The heir to Melville, Twain, Flannery O’Connor and Faulkner, McCarthy published his first novel, The Orchard Keeper, in 1965 at the age of thirty-two. Set in rural