MARTIN RIKER's fiction and criticism have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Wall Street Journal, London Review of Books, TLS, Paris Review Daily, The Baffler, and Conjunctions.
From Samuel Johnson’s Eternal ReturnBy Martin Riker
“So you were telling your story. Your death story? The story of how you died.”
David WallaceBy Martin Riker
David Foster Wallace was a pen name. It was also the authors real name but he never went by it. The Foster was his agents idea, he said, because Da-vid Wal-lace was syllabically unmemorable. This has proven to be sound marketing advice, although I dont think David or Dave Wallace was ever very comfortable with it.