With a new book of essays out—and every magazine writer in the city aping his trademark verbosity more than ever—the departed nonfiction writer and novelist David Foster Wallace is experiencing a seemingly unending vogue. Tonight, New Yorker staffer and Wallace biographer D.T. Max and Gerry Howard, Doubleday editor at large, discuss the work and life of Wallace at Brooklyn bookseller Word. It’s not merely a reading/conversation in the traditional manner—Word promises that it marks the first meeting of a new David Foster Wallace appreciation society. Strange, we thought that meeting had already taken place, on a Brooklyn-bound F train!
Word, 126 Franklin Street (Brooklyn), 7pm, free and open to the public.