Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

Pepperland, live on WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio!

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Riffing with Mitch Teich on the wonderful Lake Effect program, May 21, 2013…

Pepperland is top of the pops at Boswell and Books!

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Week of May 20, 2013: Paperback fiction:1. Pepperland, by Barry Wightman (repeat engagement at Brookfield Library, Tues, June 18, 7 pm)2. Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter3. Montana 1948, by Larry Watson (new novel this fall!) 4. The Yard, by Alex Grecian (event with Jon Jordan, Wed. May 29, 7 pm)5. The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller (event Wed, June 19, 7 pm)

Pepperland, live on The Morning Blend…

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Area man appears on local TV pitching new novel, Pepperland. Watch it here.

“You got eyes…”

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Mania By Ronald K. L. Collins & David M. Skover Top Five Books (This review was originally published in The Washington Review of Books on May 20, 2013) Poet Kenneth Rexroth wrote in 1957, after the vanguard of the Beat Generation (Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road) had ignited angel-headed hipsters from coast to coast, “What will happen […]

Pepperland starred on Booklist!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

This just in – Pepperland featured as a starred review on the May 15, 2013 Booklist! “Wightman’s first novel is a riotous, occasionally electrifying celebration of love and music, capturing the turmoil of its times with a touch of otherworldliness that seems right in sync with rock ’n’ roll.” Pepperland is on its way to […]