Consider the Lobster


When David Foster Wallace committed suicide back in 2008, the literary world was aghast. The renowned author was best known for his 1996 postmodern masterpiece Infinite Jest, which managed to make (pages and pages of) endnotes cool. He was working on The Pale King, his first novel since Infinite Jest, at the time of his death; afterwards, his editor managed to piece together the manuscript of the unfinished novel. On Thursday night, WORD marks the release of his posthumous work with a reader-led celebration of DFW’s writing. Starting at 7:30pm, authors and fans alike will be reading their favorite moments of wit, absurdity, and black comedy from his novels and nonfiction. If you’d like to join in, email so they can make sure there are no overlaps!

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