Early in 2016, Ben Fountain traveled to Iowa with a caravan of reporters set on covering an eagerly-awaited caucus to see who the next President of the United States might be. Over the course of the next year, a vision of America emerged.
Mining everything from the hollowed-out notion of the American Dream, to Nixon’s Southern Strategy, to our weaponized conception of American exceptionalism, Fountain’s reportage from the election trail illuminates a portrait of a country in the midst of an existential crisis.
Winner of the National Book Critics’ Circle for his debut novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Fountain takes to the stage to share his insight from our current American moment. Not since the Great Depression has America known the level of ideological uncertainty we have today.
Join the iconic writer as he shares his new book, Beautiful Country, Burn Again.