Eric Barnes


Eric Barnes is the author of the novels Shimmer, an IndieNext Pick from Unbridled Books, and the forthcoming Something Pretty, Something Beautiful from Outpost19, along with numerous short stories published in Prairie Schooner, The Literary Review, Best American Mystery Stories 2011, and other publications.

Barnes has been a reporter, editor and publisher in Connecticut, New York and now Memphis. Years ago he drove a forklift in Tacoma, Washington, and then Kenai, Alaska, worked construction on Puget Sound, and froze fish in a warehouse outside Anchorage. By day, he is publisher of three newspapers covering business and politics in Memphis and Nashville and, in 1995, he graduated from the MFA program at Columbia University.