TITLE: D.T. Max: 2013 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: D.T. Max
EVENT DATE: 2013/09/22
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 43 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
D.T. Max appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: New Yorker writer D.T. Max has penned the first major biography of David Foster Wallace, whom many consider to be one of the greatest writers of his generation. In "Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace," Max traces Wallace's life from his boyhood in Illinois until his death by suicide in 2008. Wallace is best known for his 1996 novel, "Infinite Jest." "The Pale King" was Wallace's final novel, published posthumously in 2011. Max is also the author of "The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery," about strange neurological illnesses that always result in death.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2013