Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host writer Daniel Max, as the next guest of the TRIAS Residency for Writers series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7 in the Blackwell Room of Demarest Hall.
Max is a writer at The New Yorker and author of many notable best-selling books. He will offer a talk called “Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace.” Named one of the top 10 best books of the year by the New York Times, Hobart and William Smith are honored to have Max speak on campus.
Max is a graduate of Harvard University and a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship. He first began writing for The New Yorker in 1997. “Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace” is the first autobiography of David Foster Wallace, who is considered one of the most influential writers of his generation. Max provides readers with a story about Wallace’s struggle with depression throughout his adult life. Through this, Wallace kept his ambition and modesty throughout his career, as well as in his life.
During his talk, Max will also read passages directly from the novel, and conduct a question and answering session.
This event is free and open to the public.