The editor charged with assembling a posthumous essay collection of David Foster Wallace's work must have been in the same bind as the home cook preparing a salad out of leftovers. While "Both Flesh and Not" contains some of the author's best work, readers will encounter items better left in the fridge.
Author Jennifer Gilmore is reading a biography of the late David Foster Wallace. She's curious about his most famous book, the novel "Infinite Jest," and wants to poke around on the Internet to learn more.
One of the country's top publishers has turned to a man from the editorial side to run its business.
With no fiction winner for Pulitzer followers to buy this year, some are settling for one or more of the three finalists.
Unable to choose a fiction winner, Pulitzer Prize officials made a decision guaranteed to satisfy no one.
The late Manning Marable won the Pulitzer Prize for history Monday, honored for a Malcolm X book he worked on for decades but did not live to see published. For the first time in 35 years, no fiction prize was given.
The late Manning Marable won the Pulitzer Prize for history Monday, for a Malcolm X book he worked on for decades but did not live to see published.
The promotion of posthumous work is a time-honored tradition in commercial media. We have seen it from musical artists such as Johnny Cash and Tupac Shakur, and we have seen it likewise from the estates of dozens of prematurely deceased authors, including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sylvia Plath. Now, David Foster Wallace gets the posthumous treatment.
"It's natural to assume that 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' could have a future on the cable network TLC, right? Unfortunately for you caribou-hunting fans, there's only bummer news to report," writes Lynette Rice at the Entertainment Weekly blog Inside TV.