David Foster Wallace Archive to UT Austin

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DFW Manuscript Page

First, Handwritten page of Infinite Jest

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.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.