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David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace (born February 21, 1962 in Philo, Illinois) is an American writer. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the Genius Grant[?]. He taught at Illinois State University for most of the 1990s. He then began teaching at Pomona College in the fall of 2002.


  • The Broom of the System (1987)
  • Girl with Curious Hair (1990)
  • Infinite Jest (1996)
  • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999)
  • Oblivion: Stories (2004)


  • Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race In the Urban Present (1990), coauthored with Mark Costello[?]
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (1997)
  • Up Simba! (2000)
  • Everything and More (2003)

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