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Barry Wightman

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in St Louis, MO, The United States




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December 2012


Barry Wightman’s first novel, Pepperland, a revolutionary, technology, rock ‘n’ roll love story, was published in 2013, received a starred review on Booklist, and won a Silver IPPY for best fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards. He has an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier VT and is past fiction editor of Hunger Mountain, a journal of the arts. He is also a professional voiceover talent.

Wightman also provides professional literary and editing services.


Book Review: Mr. Know-It-All

(This review was originally published by the Washington Independent Review of Books on June 28, 2019.)

Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder

By John Waters

All those midnight shows at the Bijou Theatre in Hipsterville USA featuring seedy movies like “Pink Flamingoes,” “Polyester,” “Serial Mom”— full disclosure: I never saw ‘em. And now I feel bad, like I missed that disreputable

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Maziar Sadree Thanks for the add Barry!

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