David Foster Wallace is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Paris Review's Aga Kahn Prize and John Train Prize for Humour, and the O. Henry Award. He died in 2008.
A writer of virtuostic talents who can seemingly do anything NEW YORK TIMES Wallace is a superb comedian of culture ... his exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight James Woods, GUARDIAN He induces the kind of laughter which, when read in bed with a sleeping partner, wakes said sleeping partner up ... He's damn good Nicholas Lezard, GUARDIAN One of the best books about addiction and recovery to appear in recent memory. SUNDAY TIMES