Tom McCarthy is a novelist whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages and adapted for both cinema and theatre. His first novel, Remainder, which deals with questions of trauma and repetition, won the 2008 Believer Book Award. His third, C, which explores the relationship between melancholia and technological media, was a 2010 Booker Prize finalist; as was his fourth, Satin Island, a disquisition on the role of the anthropologist within contemporary culture, in 2015. 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 2008 novel Men in Space, set in a Central Europe rapidly disintegrating after the collapse of communism; and, most recently, of Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish, a 2017 selection of his essays. He writes regularly for publications such as The New York Times, The London Review of Books, Frieze and Artforum, and has held the posts of Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art and Associate Professor at Columbia University. 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 Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction, one of the Anglophone world’s largest literary awards. He is currently a Fellow of the DAAD Artist-in-Berlin programme.