Novelist Tom McCarthy, one of the more striking new talents to emerge from British fiction over the past decade, reads from his work tonight at 7 p.m. in the University at Buffalo's Exhibit X Fiction Series at Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Avenue, near Tupper St. The event is free and open to the public.
McCarthy is the author of “Remainder” (Metronome Press, 2005), a debut novel which dealt with questions of trauma and repetition, “Men in Space” (Alma Books, 2007), set in Central Europe during the collapse of communism, and “C” (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010) , a novel set in the early 20th century that explores the relationship between melancholia, violence and the emergent radio technology of the era, as well as the essay collection “Tintin and the Secret of Literature,"an exploration of the themes and patterns of Hergé’s comic books, published by Granta Books in 2006.
“Remainder” won the 2008 Believer Book Award and is currently being adapted for cinema by FilmFour Films. "C" was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2010.
In addition to his work as a fiction writer, essayist, and critic, McCarthy is the 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.