2024 Joyce Carol Oates Award Winner Ben Fountain

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Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 4:00pm

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Ben Fountain

Meet the the 2024 Joyce Carol Oates Award Winner Ben Fountain, in conversation with author Joyce Carol Oates and Joe Di Prisco of the New Literary Project.

Ben Fountain is the recipient of the 2024 Joyce Carol Oates Prize of $50,000 awarded to a mid-career author of fiction by New Literary Project (NewLit). He is the acclaimed author of Devil Makes Three (Flatiron, 2023) and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, as well as much-honored short stories and nonfiction.

Ben Fountain's work has received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, the PEN/Cerulli Award for Excellence in Sports Writing, and a Whiting Award, and has been a finalist for the National Book Award and runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk was adapted for film by three-time Oscar winner Ang Lee, and his short stories and nonfiction have appeared in the New York Review of BooksThe New York TimesHarper's, The Paris ReviewEsquireThe GuardianLe Monde (France), Reporto Sexto Piso (Mexico), and Intranqui'illites (Haiti), among other places. He lives in Dallas, and is a former attorney in private practice.


Devil Makes Three: A Novel By Ben Fountain Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250776518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - September 26th, 2023

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk: A Novel By Ben Fountain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060885618
Availability: Not on our shelves, but available to order.
Published: Ecco - November 27th, 2012