The death of David Foster Wallace in September 2008 was a loss for readers everywhere. Foster Wallace’s unique brand of literary pyrotechnics made the LA Times dub him ‘one of the most influential and innovative writers of the last 20 years’. The publishing event of 2011 will be the posthumous release of his final novel The Pale King. Join us for readings and reminiscences of David Foster Wallace.
Readers include Tony Wilson, Lorin Clarke, Ronnie Scott, Nick Maniatis, Nam Le and Toni Jordan.
Lorin Clarke is a writer, director and broadcaster. She has written for stage, television, print and radio and is the television columnist for the Big Issue. Lorin co-presents the daily Stupidly Small podcast with Stew Farrell.
Toni Jordan is the author of four novels. The international bestseller Addition (2008) was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Fall Girl (2010) was published internationally and has been optioned for film, while Nine Days (2012) was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award and named in Kirkus Review’s Top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. Her latest novel is Our Tiny, Useless Hearts (2016). Toni has been published widely in newspapers and magazines.
Nam Le is a multi-award winning author for his first book, The Boat.
Ronnie Scott is the author of Salad Days (Penguin) and founding editor of The Lifted Brow, where he published work by David Foster Wallace. He is a writer for the Saturday Paper, the Australian, The Monthly, The Believer, ABC Radio National, and many other venues.
Tony Wilson is an author of twelve books, as well as writing columns and features for the Age, Good Weekend and The Monthly. He was part of the Breakfasters on Triple R for six years, and is still a regular visitor to both Triple R and 774 ABC Melbourne.