This was actually kind of an agonizing decision, which is why I took
longer than I originally intended. I really really liked Brandon
Hobson's piece, but ultimately concluded (again, after much agonizing)
that it couldn't be fairly called a legitimate parody: it's just very
good writing in DFW's style. I also really liked Casey Anderson's
piece, and how it poked fun at DFW's footnoting (and generally, DFW's
digressive mode). But it lost by a nose to Andrew's piece, which I
thought had more comic flair and poked through the fourth wall in a
fresh way that parodied DFW very very well.
So, first prize of an Advance Reader's Copy of Oblivion goes to
Andrew; an advance teaser of Consider the Lobster goes to Casey; and
Brandon gets an honorable mention and my genuine exhortation to
continue writing, in DFW's mode or others.
PS winners please send in your mailing addresses, for your prizes.
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