David Foster Wallace, A Great American Novelist, Dead at 46

September 14, 2008 | 2

The New York Times is reporting that David Foster Wallace died Friday at his California home. In lieu of more coherent reflections – at least for the time being – we at The Millions would like to salute a novelist whose achievements will stand in the company of American giants, and whose best work should have been ahead of him.

is the author of City on Fire and A Field Guide to the North American Family. In 2017, he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists.


  1. One, among many other, reasons I so love David Foster Wallace's writing is that in his prose I always imagined kindness ,humor and affection that all easily matched his profound intelligence and unparalleled voice.
    A sad day indeed.

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