|Birth Day||February 21, 1962|
|Birth Place||Ithaca, NY|
|Age||58 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Sep 12, 2008 (age 46)|
A brilliant but troubled author, he is best known for Infinite Jest (1996) and other philosophically complex novels. He committed suicide at the age of forty-six.
His debut novel, The Broom of the System, which compared the U.S. to Disneyland, was published when he was just twenty-four years old.
His books are known for their long sentences with complex punctuation, and also for their exploration of the whole of human existence.