May 20, 2012
He was born in Chapel Hill and grew up in the tobacco country of eastern North Carolina. A former practicing attorney, he is the author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk won the National Book Critics' Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. It was then adapted into a feature film directed by three-time Oscar winner Ang Lee. Fountain's work has been translated into over twenty languages. His series of essays published in The Guardian on the 2016 U.S. presidential election was subsequently nominated by the editors of The Guardian for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary. He lives in Dallas.
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