Random Notes

Bozos on the fiction bus?

September 7, 2013

Once again, David Shields tosses a literary grenade across the table, challenging everything we think we know about fiction. (Everything we know is wrong? Are we all bozos on this bus?) A fervent provocateur for a complete re-thinking of how we write and think about books (novels mostly), Shields continues his advocacy of collage – […]

On the road again…

August 5, 2013
Pepperland in Brooklyn

Peddling Pepperland in July! DC, New York, Minneapolis…

“An effervescent momentum…”


ForeWord Reviews loves Pepperland! Read it here!

Talking big on Chicago’s WGN Radio…

July 6, 2013
Barry Wightman on WGN 2013

Had a great time chatting with WGN Weekend host Bill Moller a while back – talkin’ college, books and the twists and turns of life. Listen up:  

Great review in Cedar Rapids…

July 2, 2013

“Wightman perfectly places the optimism of youth against the crossroads of adulthood.”

Read it here: Cedar Rapids Gazette