Feb 4, 2016
Richmond Fontaine 2016 Release
Apr 22, 2015
Readers Choice & Carson City
Thanks to everyone who voted for The Free for the Oregon Book Awards Readers Choice Award! Willy was thrilled to win the award and is so...
Feb 15, 2015
Oregon Book Awards
The Free is a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction! The Oregon Book Awards are presented each spring by Literary Arts. Finalists...
Aug 7, 2014
Upcoming Festivals & The Roundup!
Sorry it’s been a while since we updated the site… Willy has been busy touring with The Delines and working on novel #5. We are very...
May 19, 2014
Willy has been working on a new project with singer Amy Boone (The Damnations TX), Sean Oldham (Richmond Fontaine), Jenny Conlee-Drizos...
Jan 15, 2014
Nov 8, 2013
The Motel Life Opens Today!
The Motel Life is opening in US theaters today, as is now available on iTunes and VOD. So far the reception among reviewers has been...
Oct 12, 2013
The Motel Life movie tie in edition
The good folks at Harper Perennial are publishing a movie tie in version of The Motel Life. It’s a great looking book! The cover features...
Sep 24, 2013
The Motel Life trailer
Check out the trailer for The Motel Life, featuring the amazing animation of Mike Smith. The film will be in theaters November 8 in New...
Sep 7, 2013
The Motel Life film out in November
Finally, some exciting news about the film version of Willy’s first novel, The Motel Life, starring Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, Dakota...
Jun 21, 2013
A Fighting Heart
Apr 28, 2013
Northline in Dutch
Mar 7, 2013
Rare Solo Gig with Rick Bass
Come on down to Secret Society on Monday, March 11 to see Willy in a rare solo performance opening up for Rick Bass and Stellarondo. As...
Nov 22, 2012
The Motel Life (film) Wins 3 Awards
Great news from the Rome International Film Festival! The Motel Life made an impressive showing, taking home the Audience Choice Award as...
Nov 6, 2012
The Village Voice
We just came across a great article in The Village Voice about musicians who also write “damn fine” fictional prose. Apparently Willy’s...
Oct 20, 2012
The Motel Life goes to Rome
For those of you wondering what’s going on with the movie version of Willy’s first novel, The Motel Life… there is news. And it is good....
Aug 10, 2012
Late Summer Events
Willy is happy to announce two readings with his great pal Jonathan Evison. Johnny has a tremendous new novel, The Revised Fundamentals...
Jun 8, 2012
New York Magazine
Check out the column George Pelecanos wrote for “The Vulture Diaries” – a daily catalog of his cultural consumption – which features...
Apr 12, 2012
Lean on Pete shortlisted for IMPAC award!
The 10 finalists for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award were announced this morning, and Lean on Pete made the cut...
Mar 20, 2012
Lean on Pete longlisted
Lean on Pete is on the longlist for the Dioraphte Jongeren Literatuurprijs, a prize for the best young adult book of 2011 in Holland...
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