This is one in a series of brief (but devastatingly handsome) interviews with participants in the Commonwealth Reading Series.
Steve Almond, award-winning author of books including Candyfreak, My Life in Heavy Metal, The Evil B.B. Chow, and most recently, the essay collection (Not That You Asked), reads at Porter Square Books on February 5, at 7 PM.
Steve’s blend of smarts, iconoclasm, edge, and hilariousness never fails to edify and surprise (even in under 15 words).
MCC: What writer do you most admire but write nothing like?
Steve: John Williams (the novel Stoner).
MCC: Were President Obama to create a cabinet post in the arts, whom should he appoint as Secretary?
Steve: George Saunders.
MCC: Do you ever revise your work on the spot during live readings?
Steve: All the time.
MCC: The unauthorized biography of your life is titled…
Steve: Anxiety on Parade.
Steve joins Lisa Nold, George Rosen, and Tracy Winn for an event at Porter Square Books on Thursday, February 5, 7 PM. Event co-sponsored by Harvard Review. Read about all of the events in the Commonwealth Reading Series.
Steve Almond is the author of two story collections, My Life in Heavy Metal and The Evil B.B. Chow, the novel Which Brings Me to You (with Julianna Baggott), and the non-fiction book Candyfreak. His new book is a collection of essays, (Not That You Asked). He lives outside Boston with his wife and daughter Josephine, who can now make the noises of seven different farm animals.
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