A Decade Running With the Bulls of SpainPaperback - 2015
"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 .