Deborah Treisman, who heads the New Yorkers fiction department, talks about editing David Foster Wallace, and the methods in which they communicated at the GQ blog.

For a long time, he communicated exclusively by answering machine. I would leave him a message at some point during the day—he didn’t answer the phone—and then, late at night, when I was no longer at my desk, he would leave a very long response on my voicemail. I didn’t take this personally


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