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Willy Vlautin

Chicago's Newest Independent Bookstore

Roger Wright | Posted 01.23.2015 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Remember what it was like to walk into a small, cozy bookstore on a rainy or snowy afternoon? You can smell new books. It's like smelling curiosity. And yesterday, Chicago got a brand new independent bookstore, Roscoe Books, just in time for the rain and coming snow.

A Book's First Birthday

Roger Wright | Posted 03.27.2014 | Books
Roger Wright

Next week my book, Finding Work When There Are No Jobs, turns one year old. Still just a baby. What have I learned that might strike a chord with...

Stephen Dorff Lives 'The Motel Life' With the Polskys

Rob Feld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

The Motel Life, based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, is a heavily atmospheric indie film co-directed by producers-turned-helmers, Alan and Gabe Polsky.

Willy Vlautin Wins Big At Oregon Book Awards | MICHAEL LLOYD/the OREGONIAN | Posted 06.26.2011 | Books

Willy Vlautin's novel "Lean on Pete" won two Oregon Book Awards on Monday, the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and a new Readers' Choice Award....