Jess Walter









A former National Book Award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Jess Walter is the author of six novels and one nonfiction book. His work has been translated into 28 languages, and his essays, short fiction, criticism and journalism have been widely published, in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Harper's, Esquire, McSweeney's, Byliner, Playboy, ESPN the Magazine, Details and many others.

His books:
--WE LIVE IN WATER, Stories (2013), Long-listed for The Story Prize and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.
--BEAUTIFUL RUINS (2012), a New York Times bestseller, New York Times Notable Book of 2012, Esquire's Book of the Year and NPR Fresh Air's Novel of the Year.
--THE FINANCIAL LIVES OF THE POETS, (2009), Time Magazine's #2 novel of the year.
--THE ZERO (2006), finalist for the 2006 National Book Award, the 2007 PEN Center Literary Award and the 2007 LA Times Book Prize and winner of the 2007 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.
--CITIZEN VINCE (2005), winner of the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel.
--LAND OF THE BLIND (2003)
--OVER TUMBLED GRAVES (2001), a New York Times notable book
--EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW (1995) (rereleased as RUBY RIDGE), a finalist for the PEN USA literary nonfiction award in 1996.

Walter lives with his wife Anne and children, Brooklyn, Ava and Alec in his childhood home of Spokane, Washington.

You can email Jess at j.walter@comcast.net

Books

Story Collection
"So freakishly, fiendishly good it isn't fair." - Seattle Times
Fiction
"A high-wire feat of bravura storytelling." NYT Book Review
"Brilliant--and brilliantly funny." -- Esquire
"A brilliant tour de force." Kirkus Reviews
"Immensely entertaining." Chicago Tribune
"Funny, philosophical and original." The London Times
"Riveting ... outstanding ... tremendous emotional impact." Washington Post Book World
Nonfiction
"A stunning job of reporting." -- New York Times Book Review