snydeq passes along the news that David Foster Wallace was found dead Friday
at his home in Claremont, California. Wallace's wife found her husband had hanged himself when she returned home at 9:30 PM Friday. The novelist, essayist, and humorist
, best known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest
, was 46. Wallace had been awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in 1997.