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Ben Fountain’s most recent book is Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy,
Rebellion, and Revolution, and is based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated essays and
reportage that he wrote on the 2016 presidential election for The Guardian. He is
also the author of a novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which in 2016 was
adapted for film by three-time Oscar winner Ang Lee, and a short story collection,
Brief Encounters with Che Guevara. His work has received the National Book
Critics’ Circle Award for Fiction, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Los Angeles
Times Book Award for Fiction, the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, a Whiting
Writer’s Award, an O.Henry Award, and two Pushcart Prizes, and has been a
finalist for the National Book Award in both the U.S. and the U.K. (international
authors division). His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New York
Times, The New York Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde,
IntranQu’îllités (Haiti), Reporte Sexto Piso (Mexico), Esquire, The Paris Review,
Harper’s, Zoetrope: All-Story, The Oxford American, Sewanee Review, and
elsewhere. His novel The Jacmel Wreck is forthcoming.