Award-winning author Jess Walter to visit Penn State

March 05, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- New York Times best-selling author Jess Walter will visit Penn State as The Fisher Family Writer-in-Residence during the week of March 16-19. During his visit, Walter will participate in two free, public events: a discussion of his novel "Beautiful Ruins" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the HUB-Robeson Center’s Freeman Auditorium and a reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium.

Walter is the author of eight books including the No. 1 New York Times best-seller "Beautiful Ruins." He was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and the winner of the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award. His essays and short fiction have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Harper's, Esquire and many other publications.

The March 17 discussion is part of the slate of events for the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)/Centre County Reads 2015 Community Read of "Beautiful Ruins."

The March 19 reading is part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series, which is sponsored by Penn State’s Department of English.

Additional sponsorship for this event is provided by the Fisher Family Endowment, the Mary E. Rolling Endowment, the Institute for Arts and Humanities, the Paterno Fellows Program, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, the University Libraries and the College of the Liberal Arts.

  • Author Jess Walter

    New York Times best-selling author Jess Walter.

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Last Updated March 06, 2015