The Write Question for December 06, 2012
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Today's Highlight: Jess Walter
During this program, Chérie Newman talks with Jess Walter about his novel Beautiful Ruins, as well as mosaic novels and fiction/nonfiction trends in publishing.
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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 more than 20 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.
Books by Jess Walter:
Beautiful Ruins (2012)
The Financial Lives of the Poets (2009)
The Zero (2006)
Citizen Vince (2005)
Land of the Blind (2003)
Over Tumbled Graves (2001)
Ruby Ridge 1995/2002
Read the New York Times review of Beautiful Ruins.
Maureen Corrigan reviews Beautiful Ruins for NPR.
Visit Jess Walter's Web site.
Look for Beautiful Ruins at Fact & Fiction in downtown Missoula and on the UM campus, or at your local independent bookseller.
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman. Executive producer, Michael Marsolek; studio engineer, Beth Anne Austein.
Special thanks to Lisa Simon, David Moore, Barbara Theroux, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported by the Steele-Reese Foundation, Humanities Montana, connecting kids to community, supporting vital cultural institutions, and encouraging community conversations. And by Montana's Cultural Trust, Fact & Fiction book stores, and Public Radio Listeners.
The Write Question: a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the western United States.
The music in this program was written and performed by John Floridis.
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Guests on the The Write Question are writers, publishers, and illustrators living, or working for an extended period of time, in the western United States. The Write Question is a production of Montana Public Radio.