February 27, 2015
CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) - A police spokeswoman says writer David
Foster Wallace has been found dead in his Claremont home. He was
Jackie Morales, a records clerk with the Claremont Police Department, says Wallace's wife found her husband had hanged himself when she returned home about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Wallace's first novel, "The Broom of the System," gained national attention, but his best known work was 1996's "Infinite Jest."
He received a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation in 1997 and he taught creative writing and English at nearby Pomona College.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.