Tom McCarthy, 7 April

The Center for Fiction, NY

Tom McCarthy and Eric Banks in Conversation
Thursday April 7th at 7pm

Tom McCarthy, The Center’s international writer in residence this spring, will sit down with the writer, critic, and NBCC President Eric Banks for an extraordinary discussion ranging from Mann and Trakl and Freud to crypts and transmission and who knows what else. Tom is a writer and artist whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His first novel, Remainder, won the 2007 Believer Book Award and is currently being adapted for cinema; his second, C, was a finalist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize. McCarthy is also Founder and General Secretary of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a semi-fictitious avant-garde network of writers, artists, philosophers and political activists that surfaces from time to time via publications, proclamations and denunciations, and gallery exhibitions. A Brooklyn-based writer and critic, Eric Banks is the former editor of Bookforum and senior editor of Artforum.

LOCATION: The Center for Fiction, 17 E 47th St between Fifth and Madison Aves (212-755-6710, Subway: B, D, F, V to 47-50th Sts-Rockefeller Center; 6, E, V to Lexington-Third Ave-51st St; 7, B, D, F, V to 42nd St-Fifth Ave-Sixth Ave.