Steve Almond to speak at All-College Hour Speaker Series, October 9

Award-winning and New York Times Bestseller author Steve Almond will deliver speech, "Funny Is the New Deep: How Jon Stewart Keeps Us from Going Crazy." Oct. 9 at 2:30p.m. in the College Union Ballroom.

Almond is the author of 10 books, and short stories that have been published in Best American and Pushcart anthologies. His memoir, "Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America," was a New York Times Bestseller.

Almond's recent collection, God Bless America, won the Paterson Prize for Fiction, and was short-listed for The Story Prize. His other works also have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.