David Foster Wallace News and Resources Since March 97
Nine entries were submitted, and George (competition organiser) has selected three amazing finalists:
Brandon Hobson, Casey Anderson and Andrew B. Warren.
First and second place (and thus prizes) will be announced later this week. Until then, read the entries over at the Parody Comp 2007 finalists page.
All discussion is welcome, let us know what you think!
Some of you may already know that McSweeney's are holding a big sale after the 'distributor bankruptcy' situation. I've just been made aware of the following:
McSweeney's is holding a big sale and auction to make up for $130,000 lost in a distributor bankruptcy; click here for the full story. A thousand thanks to everyone who has helped out the past few days. The sale is going great, and we are humbled by all the encouragement and support. We've just added one-of-a-kind pieces from John Hodgman, Miranda July, Sarah Vowell, and Marcel Dzama, and gems from Michael Chabon, Art Spiegelman, and David Foster Wallace are coming soon. http://mcsweeneys.net/
If you visit the McSweeney's Store you'll find some EBay auctions for the one-of-a-kind stuff. I expect this will be where the DFW related item(s?) will show up.
The steady flow of "John Krasinski has this movie coming out and it's based on this book by David Foster Wallace" [Brief Interviews with Hideous Men ] posts around the web have not let up, unfortunately all of them pretty much say the same thing. The latest is from ALLDay over at MSNBC, short, but nice to see the film being promoted all over the place.
By the way, The Howling Fantods would love more info, contact us here.
A post to wallace-l by George Carr a couple of days ago was the impetus for me to make the old parody comp winners and entries available again. That was just the first step...
Entries are now open for the 2007 David Foster Wallace Parody Competition!
George is running the comp with The Howling Fantods hosting. Follow the read more link below for details.
Due on the 10th of October, The Best American Essays 2007 is edited by David Foster Wallace. It will be interesting to find out what he selects. You can pre-order it at Amazon.com right now.
(Also, Thomas Pynchon's latest, Against the Day, is listed at an amazingly low price over at Amazon right now, check the side bar on the right for details).
|The Broom of the System|
|Girl with Curious Hair|
|Supposedly Fun Thing|
|Everything and More|
|Consider the Lobster|
|This is Water|
|The Pale King|
|Both Flesh and Not|
|New to DFW?|
|Interviews and Audio|
|The B.I. Project|