(Airdate: November 8, 2022) Cris talks to Portland author Willy Vautin about his novels and his music! WIlly writes about real life both gritty and hopeful. His latest novel noir, The Night Always Comes, is set in Portland and is so of the moment in our country it hurts. It’s a heart-wrenching portrait of a woman hungry for security and home in a rapidly changing city. Willy has had two of his books made into films, Lean on Pete and The Motel Life. Don’t Skip out on Me is an ALA Notable book and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award. His band The Delines sets the background sound track for his writing and your reading.