"Bill Hill is the Rill Dill." Kent and Keith Zimmerman, authors of "Hell's Angels," "Rotten," and "Operation Family Secrets"
"Hillmann knows the streets, and he also knows how to tell stories you might know his work from the "Chicago Tribune," Salon.com, and NPR. So it's not surprising to see him deliver a big, sprawling, lacerating, steely-eyed account of one young man's coming of age in a mixed-race family in Chicago." Barbara Hoffert, "Library Journal," on "The Old Neighborhood"
With a journalist's ear for detail, renowned storyteller "Buffalo" Bill Hillmann narrates his decade-long journey of self-discovery, exploring his transformation from wasted ex-Golden Gloves champ lost in gang fights and cocaine deals on Chicago's streets to running with a world-renowned crew of "mozos" the masters of running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
Bill Hillmann is a Golden Glove Champion, union construction laborer, novelist, and bull-runner in Spain, gored last summer by a bull named "Bravito" in an incident covered by global news outlets. His first novel "The Old Neighborhood" was declared "Best Novel of 2014" by "Chicago Sun-Times," selected by "Library Journal" as "Top Indie Fiction: 30 Key Titles Beyond the Best-Sellers List for Spring/Summer 2014," and received rave reviews from "Booklist," "Chicago Tribune," "Chicago Reader," and the "Week." Hillmann's journalism has appeared in "Playboy," the "Washington Post," "Esquire," "Chicago Tribune," "Toronto Star," the "Globe and Mail," Salon.com, and NPR. He has run with the bulls for a decade, contributing coverage of the run to "Esquire" and "Outside Magazine.
About the Author
Bill Hillmann is a Golden Glove Champion, Union Construction Laborer, and bull-runner in Spain, gored last summer by a bull named "Bravito" in an incident covered by news outlets globally. His first novel The Old Neighborhood was declared "Best Novel of 2014" by Chicago Sun Times and and selected by as "Top Indie Fiction: 30 Key Titles Beyond the Best-Sellers List for Spring/Summer 2014." The book also received rave reviews from Booklist, Chicago Tribune, and The Week. Hillmann's journalism has appeared in Playboy, The Washington Post, Esquire, Chicago Tribune, Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Salon.com, and NPR. He's been running with the bulls in Spain for a decade now, covering the event for Esquire and Outside Magazine.