07/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Two David Foster Wallace Biographies Pitched To Publishers

Earlier this month, editors at publishing houses across New York received two separate book proposals for biographies of the late David Foster Wallace. One came from the journalist and critic D. T. Max, the other from Rolling Stone contributing editor David Lipsky. Both writers had published intimate, reported profiles of Wallace in the months following the author's suicide, on Sept. 12, 2008, and both pieces had been enthusiastically received and widely discussed.

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