Steve Almond: Wiki, Bio, Age, Books, Workshop, Wife, Novel

Steve Almond: Wiki, Bio, Age, Books, Workshop, Wife, Novel, Candyfreak, twin brother, Against Football, Steve Almond podcast, All the Secrets of the World: Steve Almond is a popular American author, short story writer, essayist, and reviewer.  He has written several non-fiction books and one fiction novel which was published in May 2022. Some of his popular works include ‘Candyfreak’ and ‘Against Football’. Both these books were New York Times Bestsellers. He is also known for his contributions to journalism and his works are often published in popular newspapers and magazines in the United States. Recently he was in news for his interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News.

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Steve Almond Early Life and Education

Born on October 27, 1966, Steve Almond, spent most of his childhood in Palo Alto in California, United States. He completed his schooling at a public school in Palo Alto- Henry M. Gunn High School. After this, he went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut to complete his undergraduate degree.

Steve Almond Wife and Family

Almond got married to Erin Eileen Almond. She is also a short story writer, essayist, novelist, and reviewer. Steve and Erin together have three children and the family is currently residing in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Steve Almond Books

Known for his New York Times Bestsellers – ‘Candyfreak’ and ‘Against Football’, Steve has written a total of twelve fiction and nonfiction books. Last year, Almond published his debut novel titled ‘All the Secrets of the World”. Moreover, most of his work has been translated into German, Dutch, Croatian and Spanish.

Steve Almond and Erin Almond

List of Steve Almond Books

  • Candyfreak: A journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America (2004)
  • Which Brings Me to You (CO-authored with Julianna Baggot, 2006)
  • (Not that you Asked) Rants, Exploits and Obsessions (2007)
  • Letters from People Who Hate Me (Self Published, 2010)
  • Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life (2010)
  • This Won’t Take But a Minute, Honey (Self-Published)
  • Bad Poetry
  • Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto (2014)
  • Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to this Country(2018)
  • William Stoner and the Battle for Inner Life (2019)
  • All the Secrets of the World (2022)

Steve Almond Short Stories

Almond has written a number of short stories. To date, he has around 150 short stories published in magazines like ‘Tin House’, ‘Zoetrope’, ‘Playboy’ and ‘Ploughshares’. Some of Steve’s short story titles include ‘My Life in Heavy Metal’, The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories, ‘Writs of passion’ and God Bless America: Stories.

His stories are published in the Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize, the Best American Erotica and the Best American Mysteries. In 2010, his story titles’Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched’ was selected for the Best American Short Stories anthology.

Steve Almond Podcast

Steve’s professional life is not just limited to writing books and short stories. He has also got his hands in podcasting, journalism, and teaching. He has served as a regular correspondent on America’s National Public Radio and  WGBH.

In October 2011, he appeared in the podcast ‘WTF with Marc Maron’ as a guest. Along with Ryan Walsh, band leader of Hallelujah the Hills, he hosted a live interview titled ” This Has Been A Disaster- Thanks For Having Us.” He also co-hosted a podcast ‘Dear Sugars’ along with Cheryl Strayed for a period of four years.

Steve Almond Teaching and Other Works

A celebrated American author, Steve has been teaching non-fiction to a number of students at different places. He teaches the fellows of the Nieman Fellowship program. He is a regular teacher at the GrubStreet in Boston. He also teaches at Sanibel Writer’s Conference and Tin House Writer’s Conference.

Apart from being a writer and a podcaster, Steve is also an essayist and reviewer. His essays and reviews have been part of popular American publications like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, The Boston Globe, Ploughshares, and Poets & Writers. He was also a contributing writer to the award-winning play ‘PS Page Me Later’.

Steve in News

Almond made news when on May 12, 2006, he published an open resignation letter in The Boston Globe to resign from Boston College. He served there for five years as a guest professor in creative writing. His resignation was a protest against the appointment of Condoleezza Rice as the commencement guest speaker of 2006. He also appeared on Fox News’s ‘Hannity & Colmes’ to have a discussion on his decision.

His recent interview with Fox News also created a buzz on social media when the interview ended abruptly after Almond called out the host on losing advertisers.

Steve Almond Net Worth

As per the information available, Steve’s net worth at present stands at $1.5 million through his investments in real estate and tech companies.

Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed

Here is the full bio/wiki of Steve Almond his family,  mother, father, brother, name, age, height in feet, weight, body measurements, interests/hobbies, wife, spouse, address, hometown, ethnicity, birthplace, parents, achievements, school, net worth, birthday, zodiac sign, education, caste, religion, Books, Workshop, Wife, Novel, Candyfreak, twin brother, Against Football, Steve Almond podcast, All the Secrets of the World and more.

Steve Almond Information Table

Name Steve Almond
Known for Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America

Against Football

Gender Male
Profession Writer and Essayist
Height (approx.) in centimeters – 177.8cm

meters – 1.77m

feet inches – 5ft 10in

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – 70kg

in pounds – 132lbs

Figure Measurements 44-32-39 inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Blonde
Date of Birth October 27, 1966
Age (as of 2022) 56 years
Birth Place California, United States
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Libra
Nationality American
Hometown Palo Alto, California
School Henry M. Gunn High School
College/University Wesleyan University
Educational Qualification Graduation
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Mixed
Caste N/A
Address Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
Hobbies/Interests Not Available
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Available
Sexuality Straight
Parents Father: N/A

Mother: N/A

Siblings  N/A
Husband/Wife/Spouse 1 wife (Erin Almond)
Children Three
Net Worth $1.2 million

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Steve

  • Steve was born and raised in Palo Alto, California.
  • He has self-published three of his books.
  • He was teaching non-fiction to students as part of the Nieman Fellowship program.
  • Almond has reported for El Paso and Miami New Times newspapers.
  • Steve’s wife Erin Almond is also a short story writer.


1. Where does Steve Almond Live?

Steve lives in Arlington, Massachusetts in the United States.

2.  How old is Steve Almond?

He is 56 years old.

3. Which is the popular book by Steve Almond?

‘Candyfreak’ and ‘Against Football’ are some of the popular books by Almond.

4. Who is the wife of Steve Almond?

Erin Almond is the wife of Steve. The couple has three children.

5. Which podcast did Steve co-host?

A podcast titled ‘Dear Sugars’ was co-hosted by Steve along with Cheryl Strayed.

6. What is the height of Steve Almond?

Steve is 5 feet and 10 inches tall.

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