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Ben Fountain

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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.

Genres: Literary Fiction
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Ben Fountain recommends
The Last Verse (2024)
Caroline Frost
"A tremendously wise and talented writer."
The Madstone (2023)
Elizabeth Crook
"The Madstone is a wonderful book. The tale that Elizabeth Crook conjures out of the most basic materials--a man goes on a trip, things happen, and the trip becomes a quest--should take its place alongside the very best novels of the American West, a top rank that includes Lonesome Dove, Little Big Man, News of the World, and Blood Meridian. Yes, it's that good; I didn't want it to end. Benjamin Shreve and his compatriots affected me as few characters have in recent years, and I think of them still."
Holler, Child (2023)
LaToya Watkins
"With her debut book Perish, LaToya Watkins proved herself to be a masterful novelist right out of the gate. Now, with Holler, Child, Watkins shows herself to be a master of the short story as well. Each of these gorgeous, note-perfect stories packs the full-bodied punch of a novel, but with an economy and compression that are nothing short of miraculous. How does she do it? I don't know, but what I do know is that I very much want her to keep doing it."

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Books containing stories by Ben Fountain
Simpsonistas, Vol. 1 (2018)
Tales from the Simpson Literary Project
(Simpsonistas, book 1)
edited by
Joseph Di Prisco
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 20th Annual Collection (2007)
(Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, book 20)
edited by
Ellen Datlow, Gavin J Grant and Kelly Link

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

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