An Evening with Jess Walter

Mar 17, 2015 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
John Bill Freeman Auditorium, Penn State HUB-Robeson Center

Jess photo_vertical.jpgBook signing to follow. Visitor Parking: HUB Parking Deck (next to the HUB on Shortlidge Road)

This event is part of the 2015 Centre County Reads/CALS Community Read of Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins.

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Join us for a “beautiful” night of conversation with bestselling author Jess Walter, whom The Philadelphia Inquirer has called “a genius of the modern American moment.” Walter will speak about the development of Beautiful Ruins and then respond to questions from the audience about his work.

Jess Walter is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets. In addition, The Zero was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and Citizen Vince won the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe award. His most recent book, the short story collection We Live in Water, was long-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Story Prize. His books have been published in 30 languages and his short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, HarpersMcSweeney's, and Esquire, and he is the recipient of numerous awards. He is the 2015 Steven Fisher Writer-in-Residence at Penn State.