It has been seven long Tobias-less years since the Bluth family was rudely yanked off TV screens. Which means it’s also been seven years that an Arrested Development reunion has been dangled in front of our faces.
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 commencement address at Kenyon College kind of flew under the radar when he first delivered it to a hall of graduates. Three years later, after his tragic death, the simple sermon about life’s little things has taken on a deeper weight.
You wouldn't expect to find talks about designer suburbs, presidential campaigns, conceptual art and the soft power of Tasmania at a writer's festival. But the 2013 Sydney Writers' Festival thwarts expectations.