Through twitter last month I discovered that Bryan A. Garner (@BryanAGarner author of Garner's Modern American Usage and the subject of Wallace's review, Tense Present: Democracy, English, and the wars over usage - the expanded version, Authority and American Usage, was collected in Consider the Lobster) is working on a David Foster Wallace book, due this summer. On the 27th of March Garner announced a competition to draw a caricature for the book cover of his DFW interview, which was won by Landon Montgomery. Here is the entry submitted via twitter.
I received confirmation from Bryan A. Garner via twitter today that his book is based on his 'Prior To' interview with David Foster Wallace. I can't wait to read the rest of the conversation! Here's a taste:
Listen to a 2001 interview on 90.9 wbur's The Connection where Bryan Garner and David Foster Wallace discuss language, Garner's Modern American Usage and Wallace's review of it in Harper's, Tense Present: Democracy, English, and the wars over usage.