Readings Celebrate the Release of David Foster Wallace’s “The Pale King”

April 5, 2011

Cover of 'The Pale King' by David Foster Wallace

Cover of 'The Pale King' by David Foster Wallace

EVENT: The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, celebrates the release of David Foster Wallace's posthumous novel "The Pale King" with readings of selections from the novel. This event is held in conjunction with the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation's New Fiction Confab and BookPeople.

WHEN: Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall at The University of Texas at Austin, 21st and Whitis streets. The readings will be webcast live at www.hrc.utexas.edu/webcast.

BACKGROUND:  Join the Ransom Center for readings from the novel, followed by a reception and book sale at the Ransom Center. Readers include Kevin Brockmeier, Doug Dorst, Amelia Gray and Jake Silverstein. The Ransom Center acquired the Wallace archive in 2009. Materials for "The Pale King" are included in the archive, but the bulk of those materials will remain with Little, Brown and Company until after the book's publication. Materials from the archive are on display in the Ransom Center's exhibition "Culture Unbound: Collecting in the Twenty-First Century," including a book Wallace used for research while preparing to write "The Pale King."

High-resolution press images are available.

For more information, contact: Alicia Dietrich, Harry Huntt Ransom Humanities Research Center, 512 232 3667;  Jennifer Tisdale, Harry Huntt Ransom Humanities Research Center, 512-471-8949.

1 Comment to "Readings Celebrate the Release of David Foster Wallace’s “The Pale King”"

1.  T said on April 20, 2011

Hi. Will you be posting any video or audio from your DFW event (April 15)?

Thanks. And thank you for sharing the Wallace archive.

TN