"A lot of teaching a creative writing class is about managing personalities. Learning how to workshop something so that everyone leaves a room feeling inspired, rather than depressed."
And likens Junot Diaz to DFW:
"It would be some sort of combination of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and like David Foster Wallace, or something like that — particularly with The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, with all the footnotes and asides."
I'm with her on the first point, less so on the second one. Yet I think its safe to say I'm biased in favor of DFW and I'll admit that if someone compared me to Robert Luis Stevenson, I'd probably flatter them right back as well.