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  • Bibliography:
    9 Books
  • First Book:
    April 2007
  • Latest Book:
    August 2024
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Book List in Order: 9 titles

  • With "echoes of Of Mice and Men"(The Bookseller, UK), The Motel Life explores the frustrations and failed dreams of two Nevada brothers--on the run after a hit-and-run accident--who, forgotten by society, and short on luck and hope, desperately cling...

  • Fleeing Las Vegas and her abusive boyfriend, Allison Johnson moves to Reno, intent on making a new life for herself. Haunted by the mistakes of her past, and lacking any self-belief, her only comfort seems to come from the imaginary conversations she...

  • Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home, food on the table, and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. But as the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, Charley's been pretty much on his o...

  • Award-winning author of The Motel Life, Northline and Lean on Pete, Willy Vlautin demonstrates his extraordinary talent for confronting issues facing modern America, illuminated through the lives of three memorable characters who are looking for a wa...

  • From Willy Vlautin, award-winning author of LEAN ON PETE and THE MOTEL LIFE, comes a powerful exploration of identity and loneliness pulled from deep within America's soul. Horace Hopper has spent most of his life on a Nevada sheep ranch, but dr...

  • Award-winning author Willy Vlautin explores the impact of trickle-down greed and opportunism of gentrification on ordinary lives in this scorching novel that captures the plight of a young woman pushed to the edge as she fights to secure a stable fut...

  • This Side of the Divide: New Lore of the American West is the second entry in the Divide anthology series attempting to capture the newness, vastness, territoriality, and sense of transience alive in the American West. In this collection legends, myt...

  • “Willy Vlautin writes about people overlooked by society and overlooked by literature. In The Horse, he tells the story of a tenderhearted man who has a steady talent and a crushing addiction. It is both a work of extraordinary compassion and ...

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Award-Winning Books by Willy Vlautin

The Free
2015 Oregon Book Award -- Readers' Choice
Lean on Pete
2011 Oregon Book Award -- Fiction
2011 Oregon Book Award -- Readers' Choice

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Willy Vlautin has published 9 books.

The next book by Willy Vlautin, The Horse, will be published in August 2024.

The first book by Willy Vlautin, The Motel Life, was published in April 2007.

No. Willy Vlautin does not write books in series.