Heard the sad new from Preeta that American author David Foster Wallace took his own life on Friday evening at the age of 46. As Preeta says :
... it's a tremendous loss ... was a genius according to most definitions of the word: a true innovator, a challenger of convention, someone who changed his art form as much as he contributed to it. The art of the novel hasn't been the same since Infinite Jest and his influence is apparent in the work of so many who've followed ...
Timothy Williams writes the New York Times obituary and Michiko Kautani appraises his work.
Obituary by Michael Carlson in the Guardian and a heartfelt blog post by Robert Potts.
Guy Adams in the Independent explores the author's dark side.
Charlie Rose interviews him here.
Harpers provides links to a whole lot of his writing.