Jess Walter (born July 20, 1965) is an American author of six novels. His work has been published in fifteen countries and translated into thirteen languages.
Walter is also a career journalist, whose work has appeared in Newsweek, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe. As a reporter he covered the Randy Weaver/Ruby Ridge case for the Spokane Spokesman-Review newspaper and authored a book about the case, Every Knee Shall Bow (revised edition titled Ruby Ridge). He also writes short stories, essays and screenplays and was the co-author with Christopher Darden of the 1996 bestseller In Contempt. His 2006 novel The Zero was a finalist for the National Book Award. There are plans for Walter's 2009 novel The Financial Lives of the Poets to be adapted into a film (retitled Bailout) by the British director Michael Winterbottom and starring Jack Black. Walter's first collection of short stories, We Live in Water: Stories, is due for publication in February 2013.
Walter lives in his childhood home town of Spokane, Washington. He is an alumnus of Eastern Washington University.
- Over Tumbled Graves (2001)
- The Land of the Blind (2003)
- Citizen Vince (2005)
- The Zero (2006)
- The Financial Lives of the Poets (2009)
- Beautiful Ruins (2012)
Short stories and Short Story Collections 
- "Bleacher Couch Man" (2011) [included in ESPN The Magazine's Fiction Issue]
- "Big Man" (2012)
- "Wolf and the Wild" (2012)
- "Thief" (2012)
- "Love Song#79" (2012)
- Don't Eat Cat (2012)
- We Live in Water: Stories (2013)
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