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

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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.”

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