Winged Shoes and a Shield

Winged Shoes and a Shield
Collected Stories

"Don Bajema Kathy Acker Award Winner"
Mar 18, 2013

Don Bajema was recognized by the Kathy Acker Award Committee for Fiction.

- Acker Awards

"Still Alive to Tell the Tale: An interview with Don Bajema on the KGB Bar Lit Magazine"
Feb 27, 2013

Frank Haberle interviews Don Bajema about his new book Winged Shoes and a Shield on the KGB Bar Lit Magazine's web site.

- Frank Haberle, KGB Bar Lit Magazine

"The Short Story"
Oct 24, 2012

Winged Shoes and a Shield is mentioned on this list of recommended short story collections.

- Our Man in Boston


"[Winged Shoes and a Shield] by Don Bajema is one of those books that I'm excited about reading every day and already sad about finishing. I know that once I've finished the last chapter, I'll be jonesing for more so I've found that I've been dragging out those last few pages. This is an example of what I think great writing is all about. There's sure to be at least one, if not many, of the stories in this book that will stay with you for a while after reading. I would list this as my most exciting read of the year."


An Interview with Don Bajema
Oct 19, 2012

Don Bajema talks about favorite books, favorite authors, and more in an interview with Shelf Awareness.

- Shelf Awareness

"Book Notes - Don Bajema 'Winged Shoes and a Shield'"
Oct 9, 2012

Don Bajema's playlist for Winged Shoes and a Shield.

- Largehearted Boy

Publishers Weekly

"Bajema's prose combines the precision of pop-song lyrics with the surreal haziness of a fever-dream. . . . these lyrical stories treat a range of topics, from schoolboy football stardom and infatuation with a local beauty to Eddie’s encounters with his emotionally battered father, described as a 'dog of war' with a 'soul in pieces.' A raw and direct pathway into the mind of an independent youth 'trapped in the culture of Southern California.'"

"Don Bajema Slips Back into the Twilight Zone"
Oct 2, 2012

A short, original essay on the impact of The Twilight Zone on his imagination.