Writer David Foster Wallace was found dead last night in his home, of an apparent suicide. He was 46.

"He is one of the main writers who brought ambition, a sense of play, a joy in storytelling and an exuberant experimentalism of form back to the novel in the late '80s and early 1990s," Times book editor David Ulin said. "And he really restored the notion of the novel as a kind of canvas on which a writer can do anything."

See the complete obituary at the LA Times and this moving tribute at Salon.com. For a complete list of online obituaries and remembrances, see The Howling Fantods! site.