Sunday, August 1, 2010

MFA Greensboro Alum Steve Almond Interviewed in The Morning News


Steve Almond is the author of the sentence, “I was a twelve-year-old whose hobbies were shoplifting and pyromania.” He writes beautiful fiction, and if you don’t know it you might dig it. Last month he published a nonfiction book about music, though he freely admits to thinking glissando is “a type of fancy ice cream” and vibrato is “a gynecological instrument.”

His latest book, Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life (Random House), represents a new kind of rock-and-roll writing: a book not about the arcs of careers or euphonics, but about the spiritual condition of loving to rock, to feeling one’s soul nudged about in its cradle. It’s also hysterically funny.

Read the interview here:

Find out more about the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro here:

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