Ben Fountain presents Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution in Conversation with Eileen Rivers


September 29, 2018




The Ivy Bookshop Stage

New York Times best-selling author Ben Fountain will read from his newest book, Beautiful Country Burn Again, which is a work of sweeping reportage. In a sequence of essays set in 2016, he recounts a surreal year of politics, moving from caucuses to conventions to the aftershocks of the stunning election.  Fusing history and the present day, Fountain argues that the United States may require a “burning” of the old order as we attempt to remake ourselves. An award-winning fiction writer, Fountain’s work includes the best-selling Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

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