On October 21, the Series will welcome author Ben Fountain. Fountain’s 2012 novel, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, was selected as a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is also the author of Brief Encounters With Che Guevara, a collection of short stories. He has won numerous awards, including the Texas Institute of Letters Short Story Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, and a Whiting Award. Light refreshments to follow.