Did Cormac McCarthy Join Twitter? Nope.

Is Cormac McCarthy on Twitter?!?

No, Cormac McCarthy did not join Twitter. 

But a lot of people thought he did. Like, the nearly 3,000 people who followed @CormacCMcCarthy today, a feed dispensing bon mots like this: 

An infant swimmer in the twitter ocean. Vigilant and raw and blithe.

The only person "McCarthy" followed back was Margaret Atwood, and the feed featured a series of tweets that were just weird enough that maybe--just maybe!--it was really him.

Alas, it was not. 

Vintage & Anchor sent out the following tweet, in response to intrepid publishing reporter Sarah Weinman. 

Not to worry, @sarahw, he doesn't own a computer; we've verified the @CormacCMcCarthy handle is not the real deal.

So, there you go. Cormac McCarthy doesn't own a computer. 

Such a shame though. I want to live in a world where McCarthy uses Twitter. Maybe someday...

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PopeyeDoyle from Rio Grande Valley, TX is reading Chronology of Water January 23, 2012 - 5:24pm

The Thomas Pynchon one is totally real, though...