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Tom McCarthy

Biography

Tom McCarthy was born in 1969 in London. He read English literature at Oxford University. He then lived and worked abroad before returning to the UK to publish his first novel, which was published by a small press and distributed through museums and galleries. It was later picked up by a more mainstream publishers and received several good reviews, particularly by Zadie Smith. He has published two other novels and a work of literary criticism since then, which have received favourable reviews. He has been hailed as a major new post-modernist novelist. As well as writing, he has taught, for example on catastrophes, and has been General Secretary of the International Necronautical Society, an avant-garde group.

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Ideal Syllabus: Tom McCarthy (Books that have influenced him)
From zero to hero (article by McCarthy on Tintin)
Technology and the novel, from Blake to Ballard (article by McCarthy)
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Bibliography

2002 Navigation Was Always A Difficult Art: General Secretary’s Report to the International Necronautical Society on the Interviews, Discussions, Screenings and Performances Conducted at the Office of Anti-Matter, Austrian Cultural Forum, 21 March-4 April 2001
2003 Calling All Agents; General Secretary’s Report to the International Necronautical Society: Transmission, Death, Technology
2005 Remainder (novel)
2006 Tintin and the Secret of Literature (literary criticism)
2007 Men in Space (novel)
2010 C (novel)
2015 Satin Island (novel)
2017 Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish: Essays