Steve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction, including the New York Times Bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His short fiction has appeared in the Best American Stories, Pushcart Prize Anthology, Best American Erotica, and Best American Mystery Stories. His journalism and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University and Wesleyan University.