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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
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2012) : Lean on Pete

Willy Vlautin recommends
Cosmic Latte (2013)
Rachel Trezise
"...raw, honest, heartbreaking and hilarious..."
Gravesend (2013)
William Boyle
"A dark ride but a seriously great ride."
Night Train (2018)
Thom Jones
"Thom Jones is a one of a kind real deal genius. I would scream it from a skyscraper if it would help, I'd sell his books door to door just to let people know, and if I had enough copies I'd break into every motel and hotel I came across and leave a copy. He's one of America's great short story masters."
The Guilt We Carry (2019)
Samuel W Gailey
"The main character from The Guilt We Carry, Alice O’Farrell, kept me up until five a.m. She is tragic, flawed, beaten down, but tough enough and resilient enough to survive. Gailey has delivered one of my favorite characters in recent memory. A non-stop burner of a novel."
Little Faith (2019)
Nickolas Butler
"A novel as tender and generous as any I've read. It's a three a.m. I gotta get some sleep but can't stop reading sorta book. Heart stoppingly good."
The Bramble and the Rose (2020)
(Henry Farrell, book 3)
Tom Bouman
"Officer Henry Farrell is a character I hope to read about for years to come."

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