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Ben Fountain | Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution

Mon, October 15, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Dick Polman, "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY News

Ben Fountain is the author of The New York Times bestseller Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, “a bracing, fearless and uproarious satire of how contemporary war is waged and sold to the American public” (San Francisco Chronicle). It won the National Book Critics Circle Award, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and was adapted by Ang Lee into a popular film. He is also the author of the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning Brief Encounters with Che Guevera. Exploring America’s current existential crisis through wide-reaching reportage, Fountain’s new essay collection Beautiful Country Burn Again narrates the shocking and polarizing events of the 2016 American presidential election. 

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103