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Ben Fountain

  Ben Fountain lives in Dallas. He is the author of the story collection Brief Encounters with Che Guevara (Ecco/HarperCollins), which won the 2007 PEN/Hemingway Award and the Barnes and Noble Discover Prize. His novel The Texas Itch is forthcoming from Ecco/HarperCollins.

In Favor of Place

Ben Fountain's foreword to Lookout Books's new anthology of Ecotone fiction, Astoria to Zion Some years ago I met an American who’d lived in Senegal for a time, a woman who told me in passing of a traditional Senegalese greeting…

Impasse Tempête

He’d lived in Port-au-Prince his whole life, and when I first knew him he liked to mock the Macoutes and their country ways, their bumbling attempts at urban cool. “Macoute guy, he dance like this,” Pierre would say, stomping and…