Ben Fountain’s excellent first novel, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” follows a group of soldiers at a Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving. Having recently survived a shootout in Iraq, they are on the last...
Anyone who aspires to write will find the story of Ben Fountain—and the story of how his first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, came to be —both inspiring and heart-rending. Fountain began writing fiction at the age of thirty... Read Post
Ben Fountain summarizes his near perfect (in our opinion) debut novel in less than 25 words: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk - I think it's about football, cheerleaders, the Iraq war, the movie business, capitalism, sex, death, lov... Read Post