The Steer

Willy Vlautin

Episode Summary

Critically acclaimed novelist and musician [Willy Vlautin][1] ("Lean on Pete," "The Motel Life") talks about growing up in Reno, Nevada, writing his early work at horse tracks in Portland, Oregon, and how much a brief encounter with Pogues-singer Shane MacGowan meant to him. His band, The Delines, is currently touring their newest album [The Imperial][2]. [1]: http://willyvlautin.com/ [2]: http://thedelines.com/store/

Episode Notes

Critically acclaimed novelist and musician Willy Vlautin ("Lean on Pete," "The Motel Life") talks about growing up in Reno, Nevada, writing his early work at horse tracks in Portland, Oregon, and how much a brief encounter with Pogues-singer Shane MacGowan meant to him. His band, The Delines, is currently touring their newest album The Imperial.