Steve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently the story collection God Bless America, which features a Best American Short Stories 2010 selection, “Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched,” and which won the 2012 Paterson Fiction Prize. 
Apr 16 2013
A Conversation with Steve Almond and William Giraldi
I see a lot of style and voice disembodied from vision, when real vision—the emotional/existential/intellectual shape of a psyche and its way through the fallen world—is what distinguishes a writer.
Mar 01 2005
My Mouth, Her Sex, The Night, My Heart
Her Breasts. She was wearing one of those dresses with a hole at the top, like someone had cut a circle out of the fabric, so her breasts were sort of framed and you got to see all the way to the bottom, full inward curve, her pretty brown skin shining under the lights with this hot strip of air between them where I wanted my tongue to go.
Mar 01 2003
Wired for Life
Janie met the electrician Charlie Song in August. The AC adapter to her laptop had frayed, and the connection kept failing. Thus, she was forced to jiggle the plug until the current returned, at which points she would have to remain very still for many minutes at a time–she worked with her laptop on her actual lap, which was ridiculous, she knew, pathetic, but there you have it–lest the sadistic plug icon disappear and the machine revert to battery mode, which was supposed to last six hours but which ran down (and this Janie had timed) in seventeen and a half minutes.
Jun 01 2002
This Company Died for Your Lawn, This Lawn Died for Your Company
Sligo’s new idea was wealth, sudden gouts of cashola, the vaguely cheese-like scent of new bills. He viewed our current circumstance–technically, a circumstance of poverty–as the ideal substrate.
Jun 01 2000