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Steve Almond Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0248

Scope and Contents

The Steve Almond Papers Collection primarily consists of the author's short stories, dating from 1996 to 2011. The history of many of the short stories can be tracked from Almond's MFA thesis to the final publication in article or book chapter format. The collection contains many critiqued drafts, galley proofs, and copies or originals of the final publication. In addition to several drafts of published short stories, the collection includes a number of unpublished works ranging from Almond's school works to present. The collection contains manuscripts and research materials for Almond's monographs, including the award winning nonfiction work, Candy Freak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America.

Steve Almond is acclaimed for his literary portrayal of modern romance, combining humor with heavy sexual content. A frequent contributor to a wide range of magazines and journals, Almond's fictional work conveys themes of love and lust through comedic, satirical plots depicted in an uncompromisingly forthright vocabulary.

Dates

  • 1996 - 2011
  • Other: Date acquired: 2006 June 1

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement .

Biographical or Historical Information

Steve Almond was born in Palo Alto, California in 1967. He received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in 1988 and his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1997. Aside from his career as a writer, Almond has also worked as a journalist in El Paso and Miami and as an instructor of creative writing at Boston College. Almond is the author of ten books, and is a contributor to several anthologies and journals, including New England Review, Southern Review, and Playboy Magazine. Almond's book, Candy Freak, was chosen for the Best American Short Stories in 2010.

Extent

1.80 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Steve Almond (1967- ) received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from UNCG in 1997. Almond is the winner of the 2002 Pushcart Prize and the 2005 Alex Award (Young Adult Library Service Association). This collection includes manuscripts of Almond's published short stories, essays, and monographs, as well as several unpublished works.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into two series. The first series comprises bibliographic information about the author, articles about the author, coorespondence and materials designated by the author as being associated with his school work while at UNCG.

The second series includes the author's literary works, primarily organized alphabetically by title.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Steve Almond in June 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Stacey Krim in October 2011.
Title
Steve Almond Papers
Author
Stacey Krim
Date
11/21/2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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