Today would have been David Foster Wallace’s 50th birthday. Daniel B. Roberts at Salon makes the case for giving more credit to Wallace’s work as a journalist. If you want more Wallace, join in on the #dfw50 conversation on Twitter.
- Russell Banks, Don DeLillo, Anita Desai, Steven Millhauser, and Julie Otsuka are the finalists for the 2012 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
- Today also marks the anniversary of the 1925 debut of The New Yorker.
- Five Bushwick writers talk about how to get published.
- This NPR article leads us to believe that we’re really close to some sort of dytopian future.
- Maya Rudolph as her mom, Minnie Riperton.