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Willy Vlautin

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Willy Vlautin was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. He has had stories published in such magazines as Zembla, Cold Drill, Sun Dog Southeast Review, and Chiron Review.

He is also a member of the internationally acclaimed band Richmond Fontaine. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Horror
New and upcoming books
April 2024

The Horse
   The Motel Life (2006)
   Northline (2008)
   Lean on Pete (2010)
   The Free (2014)
   Don't Skip Out on Me (2018)
   The Night Always Comes (2021)
   The Horse (2024)
   This Side of the Divide (2023) (with others)
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Willy Vlautin recommends
Small Town Sins (2023)
Ken Jaworowski
"A tour de force of lives on the edge. A page-turner that I couldn't put down. When you think left, it hits you right; when you think it's safe, the ice starts to crack. A seriously good noir thriller."
About the Carleton Sisters (2023)
Dian Greenwood
"A tough and heartfelt look at the generational trauma of three central California sisters. Mired in secrets both past and present and haunted by a vanished father and a broken mother, these three sisters try to navigate middle-age and each other. A terrific debut novel by an author to keep an eye on."
Cyclorama (2022)
Adam Langer
"I've been a huge fan of Adam Langer's ever since his brilliant debut Crossing California. Cyclorama once again confirms that he's a writer who can do anything--ten points of view spanning 34 years all centered around a high school play of Anne Frank. It's a novel that investigates how adolescent trauma manifests itself though adulthood; it's also impossible to put down."

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Books containing stories by Willy Vlautin
The Highway Kind (2016)
Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads
edited by
Patrick Millikin
Stray Dogs (2014)
Writing from the Other America
edited by
William Hastings

Award nominations
2019 PEN/Faulkner Award (nominee) : Don't Skip Out on Me
2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (nominee) : Lean on Pete

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