I have recently had the good fortune of having a brief yet encouraging email correspondence with Walter Brueggemann. At the most recent SBL in Boston I spoke with him at the Hendrickson reception, where I expressed my thanks and appreciation to him for his work; he was also quite affirming of my dissertation topic.
Our email conversation echoed the encouragement of our SBL discussion. I am also quite excited that he has expressed enough interest in my work to ask that I send him a copy of my forthcoming article, which I have done. I look forward (hopefully) to his thoughts and comments.