BEN FOUNTAIN - Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

 Award Winning Author
will speak & sign his new novel,
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

Ben Fountain, the PEN/Hemingway award-winning author of the critically acclaimed short story collection, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, makes a brilliant foray into long-form fiction with Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (“The Catch-22 of the Iraq War” —Karl Marlantes). A razor sharp satire set in Texas during America’s war in Iraq, it explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. Fountain’s remarkable debut novel follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive “Victory Tour” at Texas Stadium, football mecca of the Dallas Cowboys, their fans, promoters, and cheerleaders.

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 coverage of post-earthquake Haiti was nationally broadcast on the radio show This American Life. He and his family live in Dallas, Texas. 

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Event date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060885595
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Published: Ecco Press - May 1st, 2012

Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060885601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco Press - April 1st, 2007

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