David Foster Wallace
#884 Overall Influence

David Foster Wallace

American fiction writer and essayist

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David Foster Wallace was an American author of novels, short stories and essays, as well as a university professor of English and creative writing. Wallace is widely known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest, which Time magazine cited as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. His posthumous novel, The Pale King , was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2012.

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Pomona College
Pomona College

Private liberal arts college in Claremont, California, United States

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Illinois State University
Illinois State University

Public university in Normal, Illinois

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Emerson College
Emerson College

Private coeducational university located in Boston, Massachusetts

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University of Arizona
University of Arizona

Public university in Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Amherst College
Amherst College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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#214 World Rank #51 USA Rank
Literature