Tom McCarthy

Miller Scholar 2022

Tom McCarthy is a novelist whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages and adapted for cinema, theatre and radio. His first novel, Remainder, won the 2008 Believer Book Award; his third, C, was a 2010 Booker Prize finalist, as was his fourth, Satin Island, in 2015. McCarthy is also author of the study Tintin and the Secret of Literature, and of the essay collection Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish. He contributes regularly to publications such as The New York Times, The London Review of Books, Harper’s and Artforum. In 2013 he was awarded the inaugural Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction. His latest novel, The Making of Incarnation, was published in 2021.

McCarthy has held Visiting Professorships at the Royal College of Art London, Columbia University New York and Städelschule Frankfurt. In 2019 he guest-curated the exhibition ‘Empty House of the Stare’ at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, and in 2022 will guest-curate a major exhibition, ‘Holding Pattern’, in Kunstnernes Hus Oslo, responding to the art institute’s invitation to explore the themes and motifs of his work.  He lives in Berlin, where in 2019 he was a Fellow of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin programme. Born in Scotland, he is now a Swedish citizen.