Oregon Book Awards
February 15, 2015

The Free is a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction! The Oregon Book Awards are presented each spring by Literary Arts. Finalists also qualify for the Readers Choice Award, which is selected by YOU.

Please vote for Willy & The Free! (click the link, scroll down to Readers Choice and follow the link to vote)

Winners will be announced April 13 in a ceremony at the Gerding Theater in Portland, OR.

Oregon Book Awards 2015
January 25, 2015

Happy New Year!

The Free is a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction! Literary Arts hosts the Oregon Book Awards on April 13, 2015 at the Gerding Theater in Portland, OR. Lean on Pete won this award in 2011 so we’re hoping for a repeat performance. Stay tuned for voting info for the Readers’ Choice Award!

Upcoming Festivals & The Roundup!
August 7, 2014

Sorry it’s been a while since we updated the site… Willy has been busy touring with The Delines and working on novel #5. We are very excited to announce that Willy is making the literary festival rounds this summer, beginning with Edinburgh International Book Festival August 19-20, then Melbourne¬†Writers Festival August 30-31, and Brisbane Writers Festival September 3-7. Then it’s back to the States for a Richmond Fontaine micro-tour: The Pendleton Roundup (at Great Pacific) on September 13, and then at Portland’s World Famous Kenton Club on September 18! These are going to be great gigs! The RF boys will pull out all the cow-punk stops at the Roundup! Hope to see you there!