Steve Almond, author of All the Secrets of the World (Zando, 2022) joins me to discuss his new novel and why he wanted to write a social novel, how it took him five tries to get it right, and much more on the process of writing. Steve is the author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His recent books include , which is about reading and writing and the struggle to pay attention to our lives, and , a literary investigation of the 2016 election. For four years, Steve hosted the New York Times with Cheryl Strayed. His short stories have been anthologized widely, in the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Erotica, and Best American Mysteries series. His new book is a novel called .
(Recorded on May 27, 2022, via Zoom audio)
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