Rhythm Nation: Willy Vlautin picks the playlist

The novelist and musician chooses the perfect soundtrack to go with his latest novel, The Night Always Comes

13th June, 2021
Rhythm Nation: Willy Vlautin picks the playlist
Willy Vlautin, described by Roddy Doyle as ’one of America’s great writers’ also singsn and plays guitar with Portland band the Delines. Picture: Maura Hickey

“I was raised to believe that you weren’t a bum if you owned a house,” says Willy Vlautin, the Oregon novelist hailed by Roddy Doyle as “one of America’s great writers”. This obsession with property and respectability makes Vlautin’s latest book feel particularly relevant to Irish readers.

The Night Always Comes is the story of 30-year-old Lynette, who takes on three low-paid jobs in a...

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