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Infinite Jest Cover Comp Winner Announced

The winning cover of the Infinite Jest 20th Anniversary Edition due on the 23rd of Feb [Previously] has been announced by The Millions and they have a little interview with Michael Pietsch about it.

Certainly not what I expected, but that's probably the point, right? And nothing like any of the entries collected by Chris Ayers over on his Poor Yorrick Entertainment blog.


Focus Group

The theatre show, Focus Group, is inspired by David Foster Wallace's short story from Oblivion, Mister Squishy, and previews at the South Street Arts Centre in Reading on Jan 29 before a national tour in autumn 2016.

More here, David Foster Wallace inspired piece comes to Reading for preview before embarking on national tour.


Infinite Lego Released

Ryan M. Blanck's, Infinite LEGO: Reimagining David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest through LEGO, is now available through

What can I say? Two of my favourite things, Lego and Infinite Jest! You can see how this publication came to be right here.


The Great Concavity - DFW Podcast Ep 4

Episode 4 of the The Great Concavity is available now. (Follow the show on twitter @ConcavityShow and subscribe to the podcast here)

THis episode is a discussion with Corrie Baldauf, and it's another great interview!

The podcast is hosted by Dave Laird (@DaveLaird2) and Matt Bucher (@mattbucher, wallace-l,, Simple Ranger, Side Show Media Group) two Wallace enthusiasts with a wealth of Wallace knowledge to share.

Listen to The Great Concavity episode 4.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 May 2016 17:36

String Theory Tennis Collection - June 2016

String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis: A Library of America Special Publication. Due June 7th, 2016. With an introduction by John Jeremiah Sullivan (Pulphead: Essays is a neat collection and he wrote about Wallace and The Pale King for GQ).


The End of the Tour - Opens in Melbourne Today

The End of the Tour opens in limited release in Australia at the Cinema Nova in Melbourne today (December 3).

I finally saw it on Blu-ray a few weeks ago and for the most part I thought it was wonderful. Well and truly worth your time to see it in the cinema if you can.

Here are a few Australian reviews starting with one by Mitch Cunningham who was part of the recent AAWP DFW Panel and is a compelling Wallace scholar!

And here's the review from back in August when it screened at MIFF:


Pre-Order Infinite Jest - Deluxe Edition

Edit 3/12/2015: Amazon is now crediting the foreword to Tom Bissell (Cheers to @mattbucher for pointing this out). Also note that the cover design comp announcement on the official page disappeared ages ago and no winner has been announced... I have no idea what is going on there. If you are interested in seeing some entries Chris Ayers is collecting and showcasing entries for the competition on his incredible Poor Yorick Entertainment blog and Facebook page.

I hope the p 981 circle is re-instated too...

Edit 29/9/2015: Re: the comment added today from Steve Moore (see below) it looks like we can, at the very least, expect some typo and space corrections.

#1 Steve Moore 2015-09-29 15:59
I've just learned that the new edition will correct about twenty typos and space issues. I submitted a list to Michael Pietsch a while back; he said a few typos had been corrected in a recent printing, and the rest will be made for this deluxe edition.

You can now pre-order the 20th anniversary Deluxe Edition of Infinite Jest due for release on the 23rd of February 2016. Check out the cover design comp if you live in the US and have a great idea for a new cover.

1136 pages - I expect this accounts for a new introduction (Edit: New foreword by Tom Bissell). More if I hear anything.

(Original 1996 cover)


(Via @mattbucher)

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015 08:23
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