Ben Fountain

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American author of novels and short stories

Ben Fountain on KCRW

When a novelist turns reporter, you don’t get journalistic cliches or more of the pack consensus.

Novelist Ben Fountain on Trump, Clinton and America’s Future

When a novelist turns reporter, you don’t get journalistic cliches or more of the pack consensus.

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Ben Fountain: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

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