David Foster Wallace

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Born: 02/21/1962 in Ithaca, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (1)

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men 2009 (Movie)

(from novel: "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men") (Source Material)

Relationships

Karen Green Painter

Wife

Milestones

1999

Published a book of short stories, "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men"

1997

Published his first book of nonfiction, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again"

1996

Published his most famous work, "Infinite Jest"

1987

Published his first novel, "Broom of the System"

Bonus Trivia

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1997 winner of the MacArthur Fellowship

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1997 winner of the Aga Khan Prize For Fiction

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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.

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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.

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