David Foster Wallace
(1962 - 2008)
A writer of short stories and essays as well as novels, David Foster Wallace published Infinite Jest in 1996, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again in 1997, and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men in 1999. He committed suicide at the age of forty-six in California in 2008. His unfinished novel, The Pale King, was published in 2011.