Ben Fountain is an award-winning author whose debut novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk, received numerous awards including the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. David Abrams, who retired in 2008 after a 20-year career in the active-duty Army as a journalist, has received several military commendations including being named the Department of Defense’s Military Journalist of the Year in 1994. His debut novel, Fobbit, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and a Best Book of 2012 by Paste Magazine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Barnes & Noble.
The Arkansas Literary Festival is a program of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS). The New 22 is sponsored by the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. The event is free and open to the public; reservations are requested. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-3009. For more information about the Arkansas Literary Festival, visit www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org.