David Foster Wallace
Published a book of short stories, "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men"
Published his first book of nonfiction, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again"
Published his most famous work, "Infinite Jest"
Published his first novel, "Broom of the System"
1997 winner of the MacArthur Fellowship
1997 winner of the Aga Khan Prize For Fiction
His essay "Consider the Lobster," published in the August 2004 issue of Gourmet, received profoundly negative feedback from the magazine's readers, who objected in large part to its lengthy consideration of the ethics of boiling a creature while alive.
In 1990, after the publication of his first novel and short story collection, Wallace published Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present, a book about the history and semiotics of hip hop co-written with Mark Costello.