Author Willy Vlautin

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 3/12/2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
 Join Oregon Book Award winning author and musician Willy Vlautin reads from his new novel "The Free."

Once described as "the guy who writes like the secret love child of Raymond Carver and Flannery O’Conner," Valutin was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. He started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. It was a Paul Kelly song, based on Raymond Carver’s short story “Too Much Water So Close to Home” that inspired him to start writing stories. Vlautin has published three novels, THE MOTEL LIFE (2007) and NORTHLINE (2008) and LEAN ON PETE (2010). His fourth novel, THE FREE, is due out in February 2014.

Vlautin founded the band Richmond Fontaine in 1994. The band has produced nine studio albums to date, plus a handful of live recordings and EPs. Driven by Vlautin’s dark, story-like songwriting, the band has achieved critical acclaim at home and across Europe. 2014 will see the debut album from Vlautin’s new band, The Delines, featuring vocalist Amy Boone (The Damnations).

Free and open to the public. Books available for sale.

Library: Downtown Bend Public Library    Find the Downtown Bend Public Library
Location: Brooks Room
Contact: Liz Goodrdich
Contact Number: 541/312-1032
Link: Know Willy Vlautin