January 21, 2018

The tour starts next week! Across the pond Willy is hitting Ireland, England, Scotland, Sweden, and The Netherlands, and will be joined by pedal steel player David Murphy for select dates. Back home, Willy will be visiting bookstores, libraries, and festivals across the west. See the Events page for dates and details.

You can pre-order the book (hardback! thanks Harper!) from the world’s greatest bookstore, Powell’s, or at any major bookstore. The novel comes with a unique download code for the Richmond Fontaine soundtrack. In the UK, the book comes with a CD (thanks Faber & Faber!).

See you on the road…

Don’t Skip Out on Me
November 16, 2017

Willy is excited to announce the upcoming publication of his fifth novel, Don’t Skip Out on Me, in February 2018 (UK = Feb 1, US = Feb 13). The novel is accompanied by an instrumental soundtrack by Richmond Fontaine. Stay tuned for tour dates in the US, UK, Ireland and Scotland!

Lean on Pete, the film
September 11, 2017

Director Andew Haigh’s Lean on Pete has just screened at the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals. Charlie Plummer won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for a Young Performer in Venice for his portrayal of Charley Thompson! Also starring Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, and Travis Fimmel, the film is slated for release in February 2018.