Ben Fountain is the author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara. He has received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, and a Whiting Writers' Award, among other honors and awards. He and his family live in Dallas.
Ben Fountain recommends
Fourth of July Creek (2014)
"Knocked me flat...A masterpiece."
See How Small (2015)
"In prose that's as fine as any being written today, Scott Blackwood plumbs the depths of a story that is alternately haunting, terrifying, and achingly tragic."
War Porn (2016)
"Dire, savage, and brilliant, a simmering fever-dream of a novel that's as pure and true in its vision of the long war as anything I've read."
Woman No. 17 (2017)
"I firmly believe that Edan Lepucki is on the cusp of a long, strong career in American letters."
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