Tell us about you and David Foster Wallace

If you’re like me, you’ve ignored several sets of responsibilities this week to read The Pale King [Editors, publicists, English 1010 students, family, ophthalmologist, and others: if I haven’t gotten back to you, I promise to return to being a responsible person next week].

We want to know what it’s like to be you and encounter this new book, or to be you when you first discovered David Foster Wallace.

We’re inviting readers, authors, critics, professors, and fans of all kinds to record responses to David Foster Wallace on our digital storytelling platform, Broadcastr. Maybe you could read a favorite passage, or tell a story about finding This is Water, or share a your thoughts on the influence DFW has had on writers everywhere, “I first discovered David Foster Wallace when…”, or “What I like about Consider the Lobster is…” or anything at all.

An archivist at the Ransom Center, which acquired the Wallace archives in 2009, tells her story here.

Record yours and tag it “PaleKing.” We’ll share the mess of them here and everywhere in the next few weeks.

— Anna, The Outlet’s editor.

PS. Are you near UT-Texas? Tonight, 4/15, readings to celebrate release of The Pale King at the Ransom Center (readers include EL contributor Kevin Brockmeier, Doug Dorst, Amelia Gray and Jake Silverstein). If you’re not in Austin, you can watch the live Web cast here.

More Like This

Job Opportunity: We’re Hiring a Social Media Editor

Applications for this part-time, remote position are due February 7

Jan 25 - Electric Literature

Electric Literature Announces New Editor-in-Chief

Denne Michele Norris is the first Black, openly trans woman to helm a major literary publication

Aug 9 - Electric Literature

Electric Literature Is Hiring an Editor-in-Chief

This remote, full-time position will lead the editorial vision of our site

May 6 - Electric Literature
Thank You!