With that in mind, here are a few things DFW-related:
- 46 Things to Read and See for David Foster Wallace's 50th Birthday. Some real gems here. Among my favorites: the link to an interview with Charlie Rose. Charlie Rose asks for his opinion on The English Patient and DFW's reply is classic: "You're seriously asking me for my view on The English Patient?"
- "I'm about as professionally flummoxed as I've ever been." Check out DFW's 1995 letter to Don DeLillo. I think I quoted from this letter before, but here it is in full.
Also, I was extremely happy to see that Roxane Gay will have a short story in the Best American Short Stories 2012. The story ("North Country") appeared in Hobart 12.
Roxane is one of my favorite writers. I try to read everything she writes. You should too.