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More tragedy: David Foster Wallace dead in Claremont

September 13, 2008 |  5:43 pm
WallaceOn a day of sad news, more sad news, this time out of Claremont involving a beloved writer. Joel Rubin reports:
David Foster Wallace, the novelist, essayist and humorist best known for his 1997 tome "Infinite Jest," was found dead last night at his home in Claremont, according to the Claremont Police Department. He was 46. Jackie Morales, a records clerk at the Claremont Police Department, said Wallace's wife called police at 9:30 p.m. Friday saying she had returned home to find her husband had hanged himself. Wallace won a cult following for his dark humor and ironic wit, which was on display in such books as "Girl with Curious Hair" and "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men." In 1997, he received a MacArthur "genius" grant. Born in Ithaca, New York, Wallace was teaching writing at Pomona College.
-Shelby Grad