Author, MacArthur Genius David Foster Wallace Commits Suicide

I’ve been battling a cold all weekend, so I’m just now finding out that one of my favorite authors, David Foster Wallace, was found dead in his Claremont home on Friday night, apparently a victim of suicide. Wallace was a nimble writer that bounced easily between essay, novel and short fiction, and is likely most well known for his epic tome of a novel, Infinite Jest, a serious contender for the top of my Best Book Ever Written list. To my shame, I never knew he lived so close, but he’d been teaching creative writing at Pomona College since ’02.

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One Reply to “Author, MacArthur Genius David Foster Wallace Commits Suicide”

  1. I was so sad to hear about this. He was one of my favorite writers, too. His death is a huge loss, and to hear it was probably suicide is heartbreaking.

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