Ben Fountain

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
Manheimer Room, Reuter Center

The UNC Asheville Visiting Writer Series Hosted by Wiley Cash

Ben Fountain's satiric novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, set in Texas during the war in Iraq, won the National Book Critics Award and was a National Book Award finalist. The book was called “the Catch-22 of the Iraq war” by novelist and Marine Corps veteran Karl Marlantes. A movie based on Fountain’s novel and directed by Oscar-winner Ang Lee will be released in November. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.