Episode 258 — Willy Vlautin


Willy Vlautin is the guest. His new novel The Free is now available from Harper Perennial. It is the official March selection of The TNB Book Club.  (Photo credit: Decor Records)

Cheryl Strayed says

Willy Vlautin writes novels about people all alone in the wind. His prose is direct and complex in its simplicity, and his stories are sturdy and bighearted and full of lives so shattered they shimmer.

And George Pelecanos says

The Free is another outstanding book from one of America’s most underappreciated artists.

Monologue topics: Richmond Fontaine, singing, mail, friendship, new lows for the program, the AWP episode.