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Wallace biographer coming to central IL for reading, signing

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:31:30 CDT
By: Willis Kern

Wallace biographer coming to central IL for reading, signing Today, young admirers refer to David Foster Wallace as "Saint Dave." The late novelist grew up in central Illinois and taught at ISU while penning the landmark novel "Infinite Jest." Wallace's life is the subject a biography, the first such work about the long-haired, bandana-wearing English professor. WGLT's Willis Kern has more.

DT Max talks about how his book got its title.

Max discusses writing about Foster's surviving friends, relatives and co-workers.

Read an excerpt from "Every Love Story is a Ghost Story"(Reprinted by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., from Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story Copyright D.T. Max, 2012)

DT Max will sign copies of his book "Every Love Story is a Ghost Story" at Babbitt's Books, 119 E. Beaufort St. in Uptown Normal Friday evening. That follows the author's reading across the street at The Coffeehouse, 114 E. Beaufort, at 7 p.m. The reading will include a Q&A session with a reception and signing at Babbitt's. The biography can be purchased during the reading at the Coffeehouse with cash or check only, and through all forms of payment at the bookstore following the reading. Babbitt's will also have other David Foster Wallace titles for sale Friday evening.

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