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Jess Walter

Author of Beautiful Ruins

Includes the names: Jess Walter, Dzhess Uolter

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Jess Walter was born on July 20, 1965. He graduated from Eastern Washington University. Before becoming an author, he worked as a journalist. His work has appeared in Newsweek, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. He has written one nonfiction book and several novels. His works include Every Knee Shall Bow, Over Tumbled Graves, The Zero, and Beautiful Ruins. His novel, Citizen Vince, won the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel. He was the co-author of Christopher Darden's 1996 bestseller In Contempt. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Beautiful Ruins 3,779 copies, 251 reviews
The Financial Lives of the Poets 833 copies, 63 reviews
Citizen Vince 660 copies, 39 reviews
The Zero 544 copies, 19 reviews
The Cold Millions 512 copies, 34 reviews
We Live in Water: stories 341 copies, 26 reviews
Over Tumbled Graves 303 copies, 7 reviews
Land of the Blind 251 copies, 6 reviews
Don't Eat Cat 47 copies, 5 reviews
The Way the World Ends 29 copies, 3 reviews
In Contempt (Author) 353 copies, 1 review
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (Contributor) 324 copies, 7 reviews
Citrus County (Contributor) 272 copies, 13 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (Contributor) 199 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (Contributor) 187 copies, 7 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (Contributor) 140 copies, 6 reviews
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (Contributor) 132 copies, 1 review
Portland Noir (Contributor) 99 copies, 4 reviews
McSweeney's Issue 37 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (Contributor) 94 copies, 4 reviews
McSweeney's Issue 39 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (Contributor) 81 copies, 2 reviews
Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth (Contributor) 36 copies, 1 review

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From author's site: http://www.jesswalter.com/bio.htm : Jess Walter is the author of THE ZERO, a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and CITIZEN VINCE, winner of the 2005 Edgar Award for best novel, as well as two other novels and a nonfiction book. He's won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and has been a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, the PEN USA Literary Prize, in both fiction and nonfiction, the ITW Thriller of the Year and he was part of a team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in spot news journalism. His books have been New York Times, Washington Post and NPR best books of the year and have been published in twenty countries.
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