David Foster Wallace


The essayist’s fans hunt obsessively for anything he publishes. Now, with the publication of ‘Loitering,’ the uninitiated can discover what all the fuss is about.


As Brad Pitt battles zombie hordes, an unusual new take on the zombie novel has just appeared on bookshelves. J.T. Price on the perils and liberties of the genre in reading Bennett Sims’s A Questionable Shape.


As thousands of Carnival passengers languish in the Gulf of Mexico, we revisit more tales of deprivation on the high seas, from an epic David Foster Wallace exposé to pirates and viruses.

Consider the Foster

David Foster Wallace’s essays might be stylistically experimental, but it betrays a traditionalist at heart, says David Masciotra.

Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas seemed impossible to adapt to the silver screen, but here it is. We asked readers what other impossible book they’d turn into a movie. David Foster Wallace tops the list.