March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

Willy Vlautin

Dan Eccles

Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Willy Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. It was a Paul Kelly song, based on Raymond Carver’s "Too Much Water So Close to Home" that inspired him to start writing stories. Vlautin is the author of "The Motel Life," "Northline," "Lean on Pete," "The Free" and "Don't Skip Out on Me." His latest book is "The Night Always Comes." Vlautin was also the founder and frontman of the critically-acclaimed band Richmond Fontaine.

Visit website | Facebook

The Night Always Comes
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
January 2021
ISBN 9780063035089
Hardcover, 224 pages

Don't Skip Out on Me
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
February 2018
ISBN 9780062684455
304 pages

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Marshall Foundation

Want to help support literacy in Southern Arizona?
Become a Friend Now!
Show sponsors