The Texas Center for the Book, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and the Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas invited very popular author Ben Fountain for a conversation on his seriously well-known work, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The program introduced Read Across Texas: The Veteran Experience, statewide reading program created to bring neighborhoods together and participate in the crucial however difficult discussions through literature. This year, the focus of the reading experience and discussion is on the problems surrounding the ladies and guys who served our nation and exactly what occurs when they return house.
The book was chosen as a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award and most just recently was made into a movie in2016 A razor-sharp satire embeded in Texas throughout America’s war in Iraq, it checks out the open nationwide detach in between the war in the house and the war abroad. Ben Fountain’s launching book follows the enduring members of the brave Bravo Squad.
KUT’s Morning Edition Host Jennifer Stayton and Texas Veterans Commission Public Affairs Officer Bryce Dubee signed up with Fountain for the conversation, which will be held at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Lorenzo de Zavala Building. The occasion was enabled through the assistance of the Edouard Foundation and the Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas.