Steve Almond

Author and Journalist

Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America


Steve Almond is the author of  ten books of both fiction and non-fiction. Steve was raised in Palo Alto, California and began his writing career in 1988 as a reporter for the El Paso Times.  He subsequently wrote for papers in Miami and North Carolina. Today Steve is the Literary Correspondent for WBUR, Boston’s NPR station and is also a regular contributor to a number of periodicals including The

He has taught at Emerson College, Wesleyen University, and at Boston College.

Steve Almond’s writings span a breadth of subjects and include the history and politics of candy in America, Candyfreak, published in 2004, a rock and roll interview and reviews memoir published in 2010 entitled Rock and Roll will Save Your Life, and a sixty-page essay on Kurt Vonnegut, widely considered one of the finest homages to the life of Kurt Vonnegut.