By Edward Nawotka
It’s probably one of my favorite places on the planet: The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. And it’s just gotten that little bit better, since today it was announced that the Center has acquired the archive of the late David Foster Wallace, author of The Girl with the Curious Hair, Infinite Jest and the forthcoming, posthumous novel The Pale King, among other works. The materials related to The Pale King will remain with Little, Brown until the book is published in April 2011, but other items are available for online viewing already. Check em’ out.
And if you’re going to SXSW, don’t miss making a visit to the HRC. It’s an amazing resource for book lovers and includes the archives of several dozen famous writers, including Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, Tim O’Brien and others.