Tom McCarthy and Eric Banks in Conversation
Thursday April 7, 2011
Tom McCarthy is a writer and artist whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His first novel, Remainder, won the Believer Book Award 2007 and is currently being adapted for cinema; his second, C, was a finalist in the Man Booker Prize 2010. 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.
Eric Banks is a critic and writer based in New York. He contributes regularly to numerous national publications and newspapers, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle. He served as senior editor of Artforum from 1995 to 2003. He relaunched Bookforum in 2003 and served as its editor in chief from 2003 to 2008.