24. Jess Walter

In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, author Jess Walter talks about humility and confidence, about the characters that still haunt him and how the history of Spokane shapes his work. With seven novels, one book of short stories and one nonfiction book, Jess is an award-winning author, with accolades such as, National Book award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allen Poe award. Before becoming a novelist, Jess was a reporter for The Spokesman-Review and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize as part of a team that covered the shoutout and standoff at Ruby Ridge, in Northern Idaho. Jess grew up and still lives in the Spokane area with his wife and kids.