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Spokane author Jess Walter wins Washington Book Award for “The Cold Millions”

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SPOKANE, Washington – Spokane author Jess Walter won a Washington Book Award for his latest novel “The Cold Millions”.

Walters, a New York Times bestselling author, won the award in the fiction category.

“The Cold Millions” is a fictionalized version of real events that took place with the labor and free speech movements in Spokane in 1909 and 1910. It addresses the issues of the time: inequity, workers’ rights. women and freedom of expression; all the questions that remain at the forefront of the news.

The novel debuted in 2020 and quickly skyrocketed to the top of some of the most prestigious book lists. It was named Best Book of 2020 by the Washington Post, Best Book of the Year by Bloomberg and even landed on Oprah’s Best Books list.

READ: Oprah names Spokane author’s book one of the best of 2020

If you’d like to pick up a copy of “The Cold Millions,” go to a local bookstore. Copies are currently available from Wishing Tree Books and Auntie’s Bookstore.

Walters will team up with Auntie’s for an in-person event to celebrate the upcoming release of the paperback edition of the book. The event will take place at The Hive on September 28 at 7 p.m. Proof of vaccination will be required for entry.

READ: New novel by Spokane author Jess Walter named best book of 2020



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