Update: now with video.
The End of the Tour will star Jason Segel as the writer.
Another reason to stay indoors.
Another excuse to stay indoors.
It's the first time since 1977 that the Pulitzer board has decided not to award a fiction prize.
"I will find a way to harm you or cause you suffering."
So said Franzen at 'The New Yorker' Festival.
He tells us all about his homage to his longtime obsession, David Foster Wallace's 'Infinite Jest.'
"Wallace’s moves have been adopted and further slackerized" by the Internet, apparently.
Meet Leonard Bankhead, a brilliant young man who wears bandannas, dips tobacco, and has a history of hospitalizations.
Fictional movie posters, fake magazine profiles, and more.
It's about his mom.
"It all turns him into a celebrity writer dude."
"It was still hard not to feel wounded by the part of him that had chose the adulation of strangers over the love of the people closest to him."
It's not perfect, but in places it comes close.
"It's sloppy at times, inconsistent in others, baggy here, too-lean there ... [but] the book is unmistakably a David Foster Wallace affair."
File it away for your next long read.