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...
Feb 26, 2012
Lean on Pete in France
13e Note Editions, release date in April. 13e is well known for publishing such great authors as Nelson Algren, Barry Gifford, Charles...
Feb 8, 2012
spring tour & the jayhawks
In March, Willy and Dan will be heading across the pond to do a handful of acoustic gigs, including a bunch of shows supporting The...
Jan 11, 2012
The Motel Life, Swedish + HUGE Sonic article
There’s a great article on Willy & Reno in Sweden’s leading music magazine, SONIC. It’s a really nice (and huge – 8 pages) article with...
Sep 4, 2011
The new record, The High Country, is all wrapped up and ready to go. Release dates are: September 5 in the UK & Europe, and September 20...
Jun 15, 2011
Willy and Roddy Doyle
Willy is absolutely thrilled to have the honor of reading with Roddy Doyle at the Galway Arts Festival on July 19. You can’t have a...
Jun 10, 2011
Willy recently contributed a story to a nifty literary magazine, with its most current issue of working class stories, The Ne’er-Do-Well....
Apr 27, 2011
Pete gets a lucky break
Make that two lucky breaks… We are thrilled to announce that on Monday night Willy took home two awards for Lean on Pete: the Ken Kesey...
Apr 5, 2011
A Motorcycle for A Horse
Keeping busy these days… The trade paperback edition of Lean on Pete recently came out in the UK (Faber) and Willy recorded a special...
Jan 27, 2011
Oregon Book Awards
Great news… Lean on Pete has been shortlisted for the Oregon Book Award (Ken Kesey Award for Fiction). Literary Arts presents the Oregon...
Dec 21, 2010
year end accolades for lean on pete
LEAN ON PETE is popping up on the darnedest Best of 2010 lists.. Eileen Battersby’s Books of the Year (Irish Times) Hot Press #1 Book of...
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