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Ben Fountain



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.
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2012) : Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk


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Fourth of July Creek (2014)
Smith Henderson
"Knocked me flat...A masterpiece."
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Bobcat and Other Stories (2014)
Rebecca Lee
"Nothing short of brilliant...This extraordinary story collection is sure to confirm its author as one of the best of her generation."
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See How Small (2015)
Scott Blackwood
"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."
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War Porn (2016)
Roy Scranton
"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."
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Woman No. 17 (2017)
Edan Lepucki
"I firmly believe that Edan Lepucki is on the cusp of a long, strong career in American letters."

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