Will DFW's new book be overshadowed by his suicide? Will you be able to separate the writing from the writer personally while reading?

Here's Michiko Kakutani's review of The Pale King.

What if I told you J.J. Abrams was collaborating on a novel with a graduate of Iowa's MFA program and a three time Jeopardy champion (the same guy). Would this be something you're interested in?

Let's hope this doesn't become a trend: Penn State has cut its funding for their MFA program.

And then there's this. And all of us who love words mourn.

Rumpus readers discuss how to defeat writer's block.