Oregon Art Beat

Novelist and Musician Willy Vlautin

Clip: Season 15 Episode 1511 | 8m 3s

Willy Vlautin is a novelist and musician with Portland band Richmond Fontaine. His novel "Lean on Pete" won two Oregon Book Awards: the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and a Readers' Choice Award. Vlautin writes a story into every song, and his prose has been called an elegy of pain, sorrow, beauty and hope.

Aired: 02/06/14

Rating: TV-G

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