“Join us and the exceptional writer and conceptual artist Tom McCarthy at Soho House for an unmissable Literary Salon. The author of critically acclaimed books Remainder and C will join Sharmaine Lovegrove for a discussion on the themes of space, culture and experimentation contained in his work. Ahead of C’s translation in German, we’ll also be getting to the bottom of the International Necronautical Society, McCarthy’s semi-fictional avant garde group that designated Berlin the title of ‘World Capital of Death’ in 2004.
Tom McCarthy was born in 1969 and grew up in London. His creation, in 1999, of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a ‘semi-fictitious organisation’ that combines literature, art and philosophy, has led to publications, installations and exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world, from Tate Britain and the ICA in London to Moderna Museet in Stockholm and The Drawing Center in New York. Tom regularly writes on literature and art for publications including The New York Times, The London Review of Books and Artforum.
His first novel, Remainder, was published in 2005, and upon publication in the USA in 2007, caused the New York Times to dedicate the front page of their books section to Remainder, declaring the book ‘a work of novelistic philosophy’. McCarthy’s third release C was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, and he is also the author of Men in Space and Tintin and the Secret of Literature.”
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