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Ben Fountain - Author

About the Author

Ben Fountain is the author of the acclaimed short-story collection Brief Encounters with Che Guevara. Among other honours, he has won the PEN/Hemingway Award, an O. Henry Prize and two Pushcart Prizes, and the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. In 2012, he was a finalist for the National Book Award and was shortlisted for the International Author of the Year Award. His fiction has been published in Harper's, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story and Stories from the South: The Year's Best. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Featured books by Ben Fountain

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Author: Ben Fountain Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2013

Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is home from Iraq. And he's a hero. Billy and the rest of Bravo Company were filmed defeating Iraqi insurgents in a ferocious firefight. Now Bravo's three minutes of extreme bravery is a YouTube sensation and the Bush Administration has sent them on a nationwide Victory Tour. During the final hours of the tour Billy will mix with the rich and powerful, endure the politics and praise of his fellow Americans - and fall in love. He'll face hard truths about life and death, family and friendship, honour and duty. Tomorrow he must go back to war.

Other books by Ben Fountain

Beautiful Country Burn Again Trump's Rise to Power, and the State of the Country that Voted for Him

Beautiful Country Burn Again Trump's Rise to Power, and the State of the Country that Voted for Him

Author: Ben Fountain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

As Ben Fountain sees it, the United States is facing its third existential crisis. The first was the struggle over slavery, culminating in the Civil War. The second was the Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialised world, which brought about the New Deal. The third, is Donald Trump. But how will it end? Taking in America's love affair with firearms, celebrity culture, Russia, Obamacare, Hillary Clinton and, of course, Trump himself, Beautiful Country Burn Again explores how the United States reached a new crisis point and asks how America really can be great again.

Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

Author: Ben Fountain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2013

This debut collection from the man Malcolm Gladwell described as a genius took readers by storm. From the slums of Haiti to a golf course in Myanmar, and from the Colombian jungle to the diamond mines of Sierra Leone, Ben Fountain's impeccable and devastatingly funny stories describe a world in political and social upheaval, and the lives caught in the balance.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Author: Ben Fountain Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2013

Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is home from Iraq. And he's a hero. Billy and the rest of Bravo Company were filmed defeating Iraqi insurgents in a ferocious firefight. Now Bravo's three minutes of extreme bravery is a YouTube sensation and the Bush Administration has sent them on a nationwide Victory Tour. During the final hours of the tour Billy will mix with the rich and powerful, endure the politics and praise of his fellow Americans - and fall in love. He'll face hard truths about life and death, family and friendship, honour and duty. Tomorrow he must go back to war.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Author: Ben Fountain Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2012

A re-release of this award-winning, critically acclaimed novel just in time for its major motion picture release, directed byTwo-time Academy Award winner Ang Lee, screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli and featuringJoe Alwyn,Kristen Stewart,Chris Tucker,Garrett Hedlund,with Vin Dieseland Steve Martin.A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents--caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew--has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into Americas most sought-after heroes. For the past two weeks, the Bush administration has sent them on a media-intensive nationwide Victory Tour to reinvigorate public support for the war. Now, on this chilly and rainy Thanksgiving, the Bravos are guests of a Dallas football team, slated to be part of the halftime show.Among the Bravos is Specialist William Lynn, a nineteen-year-old Texas native. Amid clamoring patriots sporting flag pins on their lapels and support our troops bumper stickers on their cars, the Bravos are thrust into the company of the team owner and his coterie of wealthy colleagues; a luscious born-again cheerleader; a veteran Hollywood producer; and supersized pro players eager for a vicarious taste of war. Among these faces Billy sees those of his family--his worried sisters and broken fatherand Shroom, the philosophical sergeant who opened Billys mind and died in his arms.Over the course of this day, Billy will begin to understand difficult truths about himself, his country, his struggling family, and his brothers-in-arms-soldiers both dead and alive. In the final few hours before returning to Iraq, Billy will drink and brawl, yearn for home and mourn those missing, face a heart-wrenching decision, and discover pure love and a bitter wisdom far beyond his years.Poignant, riotously funny, and exquisitely heartbreaking,Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walkis a searing and powerful novel that has cemented Ben Fountains reputation as one of the finest writers of his generation.Motion Picture Artwork 2016 CTMG.

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