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The Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brings Willy Vlautin, Cari Luna and Dawn Diez Willis to Baker City for reading and conversation.
Willy Vlautin is the winner of the 2015 Readers’ Choice Award for The Free. Ursula Le Guin says, “An unsentimental Steinbeck, a heartbroken Haruf, Willy Vlautin tells us who really lives now in our America.”
Cari Luna is the 2015 Oregon Book Award winner in fiction for The Revolution of Every Day. Stacey D’Erasmo says the book, “possesses that ineffable quality of radical empathy for humanity in all its flawed, striving glory.”
Dawn Diez Willis is a 2015 finalist in poetry for Still Life With Judas and Lightning. Brenda Shaugnessy says “This book is a marvel and Diez Willis a truth-teller with a major talent for breathtaking last lines.”
Luna and Diez Willis also appear in La Grande and Enterprise earlier in the week.