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David Foster Wallace was an American writer and professor with a net worth of $5 million dollars. David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, ny in February 1962 and passed away in September 2008. David graduated from Amherst College and his senior thesis was given the Gail Kennedy Memorial Prize. David received a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in the University of Arizona. He’s recognized for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest. The novel was named by Time magazine among the best 100 English language novels from 1923 to 2005.

David Foster Wallace Net Worth $5 Million Dollars

Wallace authored three novels and three short story collections. Wallace also released nine nonfiction novels. His dad said that David had suffered depression for more than 20 years.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 21, 1962, Ithaca, New York, United States
Death date: September 12, 2008, Claremont, California, United States
Birth place: Ithaca
Profession:Writer, Novelist, Professor, Essayist
Education:Cornell University, Harvard University, University of Arizona, Amherst College
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Karen L. Green (m. 2004–2008)
Parents:James D. Wallace, Sally Foster Wallace
Siblings:Amy Wallace Havens
Awards:MacArthur Fellowship, Whiting Awards, Lannan Literary Award for Fiction
Nominations:Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction
Movies:Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Interesting Facts

1His novel 'The Pale King' was unfinished at the time of his death.
2Had been suffering from severe depression for 20 years when he died. His depression got so severe in the last months of his life that he attempted electro shock treatment to help it.
3In 1997 received a grant from the MacArthur Foundation (the so-called "genius grants").
4Taught creative writing and English at Pomona College (Claremont, California) from 2002 until his death.


1His long hair




The Rescue2014/IVShort original story
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men2009story collection



Heart of a Dog2015Documentary special thanks
UCB Comedy Originals2014TV Series special thanks - 1 episode



Charlie Rose1996-1997TV SeriesHimself

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Kulturzeit2012TV SeriesHimself

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