Packing some 15 million photos, Rex Features is one of the biggest online image libraries in the world but guess how many pictures they have of Pulitzer prize winner and, arguably, the greatest living American author, Cormac McCarthy...
Eight. Eight pictures, all taken two nights of press publicity.
The point is, McCarthy's not a big fan of the spotlight. He's turned down thousands of interviews, giving the last few of them when he was still a young man in Knoxville, the basis for his breakthrough novel Suttree. In short, not a lot is known about him, so hopefully these 20 facts will shed some light on one of the most reclusive yet brilliant novelists of our time.
(Images: Rex Features)