Ben Fountain

Ben Fountain will read from and sign copies of his debut novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which follows eight surviving members of Bravo Squad on a “Victory Tour” initiated by the Bush administration following their defeat of an elite force of enemy insurgents in Iraq. Karl Marlantes predicts this hilarious and heartbreaking book “will be the Catch-22 of the Iraq War.” This is a novel about the war, football, capitalism, the movies, and love which seeks to capture the psychopathy of everyday American life. Ben Fountain is the author of the story collection, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara and has received numerous awards including an O. Henry Prize, the Pushcart Prize and a Whiting Writers Award.
Event date: 
05/04/2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Regulator Bookshop
720 9th St
27705-4803 Durham