David Foster Wallace: Our Last Interview

August 7, 2015

Steve Paulson interviewed David Foster Wallace on several occasions.  The last time was in 2004, when Wallace was on tour for his short story collection Oblivion.  In this brilliant, funny, poetic conversation, Wallace ranged over many of the central themes in his life and work:  identity, authenticity, fear, boredom, and his discomfort with his own celebrity.  The interview has been anthologized multiple times and is considered among the best Wallace ever gave.