Steve Almond is the author of the story collections God Bless America, winner of the 2012 Paterson Fiction Prize, The Evil B.B. Chow, and My Life in Heavy Metal; the novel Which Brings Me to You (with Julianna Baggott); and the nonfiction books Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life, (Not That You Asked), and Candyfreak.
His stories have appeared in Playboy, Zoetrope, Ploughshares, and Ecotone, among other magazines, and have been reprinted in Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. In fall 2011, he served as a visiting fiction professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He lives outside Boston.