To The Best Of Our Knowledge – David Foster Wallace
Michael Pietsch was David Foster Wallace's editor since the early 90s. He's currently editing Wallace's unfinished novel "The Pale King" - scheduled to hit bookstores in April 2011. Pietsch, executive vice-president and publisher at Little, Brown and Co., talks with Anne Strainchamps. Then we hear actress Carrie Coon reading a section of "The Pale King."
David Lipsky, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, spent a week with David Foster Wallace in 1996. Later, Lipsky won a National Magazine Award for writing "The Lost Years and Last Days of David Foster Wallace." He talks with Jim Fleming about the end of Wallace's life. Lipsky is also the author of the book "Absolutely American."
David Foster Wallace has been called the spokesperson for his generation. That generation was shocked when David Foster Wallace committed suicide in September of 2008. Amy Wallace-Havens is David Foster Wallace's sister. She talks with Anne Strainchamps about growing up with her brother and living without him now.