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Jess Walter

Autor(a) de Beautiful Ruins

21+ Works 8,861 Membros 505 Críticas 10 Favorited

About the Author

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. mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

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Obras por Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins (2012) 4,211 exemplares
The Financial Lives of the Poets (2009) 876 exemplares
The Cold Millions (2020) 728 exemplares
Citizen Vince (2005) 698 exemplares
The Zero (2006) 558 exemplares
We Live in Water: stories (2013) 385 exemplares
In Contempt (1996) 379 exemplares
Over Tumbled Graves (2001) 325 exemplares
Land of the Blind (2003) 267 exemplares
Don't Eat Cat (2012) 46 exemplares
The Way the World Ends (2018) 45 exemplares
The Best American Mystery and Suspense Stories 2022 (2022) — Editor — 27 exemplares
Parable (The One) (2019) 14 exemplares

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 357 exemplares
Citrus County (2008) — Contribuidor — 288 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 222 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Portland Noir (2009) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 37 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2011) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 39 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2011) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 41 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2012) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth (2008) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 (2023) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 39 (1995) — Autor — 5 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Spokane, Washington, USA
Locais de residência
Spokane, Washington
Eastern Washington University
The Spokesman-Review
Prémios e menções honrosas
Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Novel, 2005: Citizen Vince
National Book Award Best Novel Finalist, 2006: The Zero
Washington State Book Award in Fiction Finalist, 2006: The Zero
Washington State Book Award in Fiction Finalist, 2007: Citizen Vince
Washington State Book Award in Fiction Finalist, 2011: The Financial Lives of the Poets
New York Times Notable Book, 2001: Over Tumbled Graves (mostrar todos 12)
PEN USA Literary Nonfiction Award, 1996: Every Knee Shall Bow
PEN USA Literary Award, 2007: The Zero
LA Times Book Prize, 2007: The Zero
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, 2007: The Zero
Time Magazine's #2 Novel Of The Year, 2009: The Financial Lives of the Poets
New York Times Bestseller, 2012: Beautiful Ruins

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Home page: http://www.jesswalter.com/index.htm

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.



If you like short stories, these are some his best.
ben_r47 | 29 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
ben_r47 | 264 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
Two brothers, trying to keep their heads above water, searching for work in the tumult of the early twentieth century. Walter presents a story of love and longing amidst poverty and riches, graft and kindness.
ben_r47 | 41 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
I think this one should be a 3.5 star but since I liked more than I disliked I'll err on the high side.

The beginning is great, it gets a little slow, and the ending is rushed. Overall, it's an interesting story with many different angles. What we were given was very good, but I wanted (and still want) to know more about each person and each of the angles.

hmonkeyreads | 264 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |



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