Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy (b. 1969) lives in London. He is a writer and artist whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His first novel, Remainder, which deals with questions of trauma and repetition, won the 2008 Believer Book Award and is currently being adapted for cinema. His third, C, which explores the relationship between melancholia and technological media, was a finalist in the 2010 Booker Prize. McCarthy is also author of the 2006 non-fiction book Tintin and the Secret of Literature, an exploration of the themes and patterns of Hergé’s comic books; of the novel Men in Space, set in a Central Europe rapidly disintegrating after the collapse of communism; and of numerous essays that have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the London Review of Books, Harper’s and Artforum. In addition, he is founder and general secretary of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a semi-fictitious avant-garde network of writers, philosophers and artists whose work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Tate Britain and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. In 2013 he was awarded the inaugural Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction by Yale University.

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