Thursday, November 02, 2006

Writer's Corner: David Foster Wallace

Why do famous writers always use three names, or is that serial killers? Anyway, David Foster Wallace (D.F.W.) is this weeks featured writer, and he was born in Ithaca, NY in 1962. Since 1987, D.F.W has published two novels (The Broom of the System and Infinte Jest), Three collections of short stories (Girl with Curious Hair, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and Oblivion: Stories) and various articles and other short stories.

Essay's on-line:
"David Lynch Keeps his Head"
"Tense Present: Democracy, English, and the Wars over Usage"

DFW's biggest weapon in writing is irony. He says "The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates".

This month, according to, John Kransinki (Jim/Big Tuna from The Office), will begin production of the screenplay version of DFW's "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men". John wrote the screenplay with DFW and will star in and direct this movie.

For everything DFW go here.