David Foster Wallace Suicide

September 22, 2008

David Foster Wallace was found dead Friday at his home in Claremont, California. Wallace’s wife found her husband had hanged himself when she returned home at 9:30 PM Friday.

David Foster Wallace (February 21, 1962 – September 12, 2008) was an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer as well as a professor at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Wallace was best known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest, which Time included in its All-Time 100 Greatest Novels (1923-2006).

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