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Ben Fountain's Latest Book

Newest Release

  • Bibliography:
    3 Books
  • First Book:
    August 2006
  • Latest Book:
    March 2013
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Book List in Order: 3 titles


  • The well-meaning protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught--to both disastrous and hilarious effect--in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. Ben Fountain's prize-winning debut speaks to the intimate conn...



  • Aferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents at "the battle of Al-Ansakar Canal" -- three minutes and forty-three seconds of intense warfare caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew -- has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into Amer...



  • GOLD IPPY (INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER) IN THE ANTHOLOGY CATEGORYIn his introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2008, Salman Rushdie called Ecotone one of a handful of journals on which “the health of the American short story depends.” Now at t...




Award-Winning Books by Ben Fountain

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
2012 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize -- First Novel
2012 L.A. Times Book Prize -- Fiction
2012 National Book Critics Circle Award -- Fiction
Brief Encounters with Che Guevara
2006 Discover Great New Writers -- Fiction
2007 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award -- First Fiction
2007 PEN Literary Award -- Hemingway Award: Debut Fiction


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Ben Fountain has published 3 books.

Ben Fountain does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Astoria to Zion, was published in March 2013.

The first book by Ben Fountain, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, was published in August 2006.

No. Ben Fountain does not write books in series.