David Foster Wallace, writer was 46

Novelist David Foster Wallace, best known for "Infinite Jest" and other books, hanged himself at home in Claremont, police said in the city east of Los Angeles. He had been teaching at Pomona College. Edward Champion reports at his website Reluctant Habits that he heard the news from an anonymous source, contacted agent Bonnie Nadell and the authorities, and began receiving partial confirmation. LAT, Gawker

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