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In Conversation with National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
Nomads, vagabonds, and all who wander gloriously across the globe, come assemble with tonight's author as she takes us on a journey across the Sahel desert with the Fulani, a group of nomads with ancient roots. On this annual pilgrimage the Fulani play music, tell tales of herders and hustlers, griots and holy men, and myths they tell themselves to ground their past. Join us this evening for this remarkable and memorable adventure!
ABOUT ANNA BADKHEN
Anna Badkhen has written about wars on four continents, including the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Chechnya. Her reporting has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Guernica, and other publications. She is the author of Afghanistan by Donkey, Waiting for the Taliban, Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories, and The World Is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village. Her latest book, Walking with Abel, is forthcoming from Riverhead in Summer 2015.
ABOUT BEN FOUNTAIN
Ben Fountain has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, a Whiting Writers Award, an O.Henry Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and two Texas Institute of Letters Short Story Awards, among other honors and awards. His fiction has been published in Harper's, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Stories from the South: The Year's Best, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times and The New York Times Sunday Magazine, among other publications. His reportage on post-earthquake Haiti was nationally broadcast on the radio show This American Life. He and his family live in Dallas, Texas.