is a British writer, literary critic and conceptual artist. His first novel Remainder (2005), a bestseller in the UK and the USA, has been translated into eleven languages and is currently adapted for cinema. The novel was followed by a work of literary criticism, Tintin and the Secret of Literature (2006), the novels Men in Space (2007) and C (2010), several short stories, and essays and articles on literature, philosophy and art. McCarthy lectures regularly, inter alia at the Architectural Association, Central Saint Martins School of Art, the Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths College London and the Southern California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles. He currently teaches a course on »Catastrophe« at the London Consortium, and is General Secretary of the semi-fictitious avant-garde network, "International Necronautical Society".
Andreas L. Hofbauer
is a philosopher, psycho-historian and author, who in various books and numerous essays recurrently addresses socio-economic aspects of political science. He currently coordinates and supervises a multimedia platform on cultural projects in Berlin, and is preparing a monograph on the tactile eroticism of textiles. He has translated several books by Slavoj Žižek as well as work by Thomas De Quincey, Jeremy Bentham, Marshall Sahlins, Tom McCarthy and Terry Eagleton, inter alia.
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