National Book Critics Circle award goes to Ben Fountain | Books | guardian.co.uk
National Book Critics Circle award goes to Ben Fountain | Books | guardian.co.uk.
Iraq war victory … Ben Fountain. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images
Ben Fountain’s debut novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, about a young soldier’s visit home during the Iraq war, has beaten Zadie Smith’s NW to win one of America’s most prestigious literary prizes, the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction.
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