Tom McCarthy (born 1969 in London, where he lives and works) is a British artist and writer. He is general secretary of the International Necronautical Society, a semi-fictional avant-garde network, and has published numerous stories and essays. Remainder, his first novel, received the Believer Book Award in 2008.
British novelist Tom McCarthy questions the specific obsession with time in modern and contemporary literature, examining the works of Thomas Pynchon, J. G. Ballard, Maurice Blanchot, Thomas Mann, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, and William Faulkner. The essay is followed by a conversation with the author in which he discusses his own practice of writing.