Beautiful Ruins (Walter)

Author Bio
Birth—July 20, 1965
Raised—Spokane, Washington, USA
Education—Eastern Washington University
Currently—Spokane Washington

Jess Walter is an American author of six novels—Over Tumbled Graves (2001), The Land of the Blind (2003), Citizen Vince (2005), The Zero (2006), The Financial Lives of the Poets (2009), and Beautiful Ruins (2012). His work has been published in fifteen countries and translated into thirteen languages.

Walter is also a career journalist, whose work has appeared in Newsweek, Washington Post and Boston Globe. As a reporter he covered the Randy Weaver/Ruby Ridge case for the Spokane Spokesman-Review newspaper and authored a book about the case, Every Knee Shall Bow (revised title, Ruby Ridge). He also writes short stories, essays and screenplays and was the co-author of Christopher Darden’s 1996 bestseller In Contempt. His 2006 novel The Zero was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Walter lives with his wife Anne and children, Brooklyn, Ava and Alec in his childhood home of Spokane, Washington. He is an alumnus of Eastern Washington University. (From Wikipedia.)

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