Author Jess Walter: "The Financial Lives of the Poets"

Thursday, December 3 2009 at 7:30 PM

The University Bookstore hosts an appearance by Spokane author Jess Walter, who will discuss his new book "The Financial Lives of the Poets" on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Law Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public.

The Washington Post calls his new novel a "deliciously antic tale of an American dream gone very sour...part noir gumshoe, part average Joe, [Matt Prior] is a sharp, wide-eyed, soulful observer, with a keen eye for the layers of bureaucracy and doublespeak."

Walter is the author of five novels, including "The Zero," which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and Citizen Vince, and the winner of the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel. He has been a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and the PEN USA Literary Prize in both fiction and nonfiction. His books have been New York Times, Washington Post and National Public Radio best books of the year and have been translated into 20 languages.

The event is cosponsored by the University's creative writing program and the Friends of the Moscow Library.