August 14, 2015 In 1996, Wallace's novel Infinite Jest was a critical and popular success. The new movie The End of The Tour recreates the author's tour for that book. Originally broadcast March 5, 1997.
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June 27, 2014 Also: Radio Open Source finds an old interview with David Foster Wallace in the WBUR archives; elevator criticism.
Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in 1982, died last week at age 87.
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April 23, 2014 Also: a previously unpublished story by Shirley Jackson; tips to tell whether you are in a Charles Dickens novel.
February 4, 2014 Also: a new Zadie Smith story; Stephen King will publish a new book; two poems written by David Foster Wallace as a child.
English novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard is pictured in 1978.
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January 3, 2014 Also: the lawyer who leaked J.K. Rowling's identity has been fined; Kate DiCamillo is the new national ambassador for young people's literature; Danielle Steel is awarded France's Legion of Honor.
December 12, 2013 Also: Lila Perl died at 92; David Foster Wallace and grammar; NEA grants awarded.
May 8, 2013 Also: Lyndon Johnson biographer Robert Caro is put on the spot; a short film inspired by David Foster Wallace; the legacy of Samuel Johnson.
Encyclopedia Britannica editions are seen at the New York Public Library on March 14, 2012 in New York City.
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April 18, 2013 Also: an animated interview with David Foster Wallace; the self-publishing trend; and a spirited defense of Justin Bieber.
Yoko Ono poses during the opening of her exhibition "half-a-wind show" in Frankfurt, Germany.
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April 15, 2013 Also: David Foster Wallace on taxes; Marvel Comics accused of sexism; the best books coming out this week.
Judge Robert Bork in September 1987, at the Senate hearing on his nomination to the Supreme Court.
February 27, 2013 Also: Drag queen is uninvited to Dr. Seuss reading; course syllabi of famous authors; and Russell Brand is working on a new book.
April 15, 2010 All the words that David Foster Wallace circled in the dictionary.
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