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David Foster Wallace is an American author of novels, short stories and essays, and a university professor of English and creative writing. Wallace is widely known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest, voted one of the 100 best English novels from 1923 to 2005 by Time magazine. King, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. David Ulin of the Los Angeles Times called Wallace "one of the most influential and creative writers of the past two decades." Among the writers who cited influential Wallace were Dave Eggers, Zadie Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Elizabeth Wurtzel, George Saunders, Rivka Galchen, John Green, Matthew Gallaway, David Gordon, Darin Strauss, Charles Yu, Porochista Khakpour, and Deb. Olin Unferth. Wallace grew up in Illinois and attended Amherst College. He taught English at Emerson College, Illinois State University and Pomona College.
Born February 21, 1962, Ithaca, New York, U.S.
Died September 12, 2008, Claremont, California, U.S.
Occupation Writer, university professor
Alma mater Amherst College (BA), University of Arizona (MFA)
Period 1987–2008
Genre Literary fiction, non-fiction
Literary movement Postmodern literature, post-postmodernism, Metamodernism, hysterical realism, New Sincerity
Notable works Infinite Jest (1996)

About David Foster Wallace

Brilliant but troubled author who is best known for Infinite Jest (1996) and other philosophically complex novels. At the age of 46, he committed suicide.

David Foster Wallace before fame

When he was only twenty-four years old, he published The Broom of the System, a novel that compared the United States to Disneyland.

Achievement of David Foster Wallace

His writings are notable for their complicated punctuation and long phrases, as well as his investigation of the entirety of human existence.

David Foster Wallace family life

His father was a professor at the University of Illinois, while his mother taught English at a community college in Illinois.

Associations of David Foster Wallace

He wrote about tennis star Tennis Player Roger Federer as well as politician John McCain, a man with many interests.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About David Foster Wallace

Writers from Urbana, Illinois. Sports Writers of Illinois. Suicide by hanging in California. Lecturer at Illinois State University. Emerson College Department. People with mood disorders. Pomona College. The writers committed suicide. Postmodern writers. American male thesis. 21st century essayists

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Latest information about David Foster Wallace updated on March 20 2022.