Ben Fountain | KERA News

Ben Fountain

HarperCollins

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, the 2012 novel by Dallas writer Ben Fountain, will be adapted for the big screen.

Shutterstock

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a trip to the bar could cost you more in the new year; Nancy Brinker takes a big pay cut; musician Benjamin Curtis has died, and more:

Art&Seek's Jerome Weeks reports the author of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' and pride of Dallas' literary trove Ben Fountain netted the fiction prize in the National Book Critics Circle Awards Thursday night.