To celebrate publication of his first novel in four years, Don't Skip Out on Me, Faber Social and Shortlist present the much-loved Willy Vlautin, of the bands Richmond Fontaine and The Delines, playing live and in conversation as part of Shortlist's Book & Beer Club. All ticket holders will receive a free copy of Don't Skip Out on Me and a beer.
'Don't Skip Out on Me is magnificent. Willy Vlautin is now one of America’s great writers.’ Roddy Doyle
‘I love Willy Vlautin’s books.’ Donna Tartt
The new novel follows Horace Hopper, a half-white and half-Paiute Indian farm hand in Nevada, who dreams of bigger things. Leaving behind the farm and its fragile stability, he heads South to re-invent himself as the Mexican boxer Hector Hidalgo… but at what cost, and what of those he’s left behind?
Exploring the fringes of contemporary America, Don't Skip Out on Me is an extraordinary work of compassion - a novel about the need for human connection and understanding - and essential reading, now more than ever.
'Luminously shot and acted' Financial Times
'A rivetingly beautiful film set in the world of horse racing' Daily Telegraph
Willy Vlautin is the prize-winning author of four acclaimed novels, The Motel Life, Northline, Lean on Pete, which was shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize, and The Free. He is also the frontman of the band Richmond Fontaine, whose many albums include 'Post to Wire', and more recently founded The Delines. Originally from Reno, he now lives in Portland, Oregon.
Faber Social and Shortlist present Willy Vlautin at Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent's Park Rd, London NW1 7AY
Thursday 1st February, 7pm doors
£14 ticket includes a copy of Don't Skip Out on Me and a beer