Son of a book publisher, Stephen Grant was born in Boston in 1941. After attending Noble and Greenough School and graduating from Amherst College, he earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts. His first experiences abroad were as an exchange student in Germany with the American Field Service, earning a Middlebury College Master's Degree in French at the Sorbonne in Paris, and teaching as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ivory Coast, Africa.
Grant served for twenty years as Education Officer for the United States Agency for International Development, USAID. His job led him and his family to live in Ivory Coast, Guinea, Egypt, Indonesia, and El Salvador. He is married to Annick Pasquet, a teacher with the French government. They have two children, and one grandchild.
Stephen Grant is a D3elteologist, a specialist in studying and collecting postcards. Some of Grant's publications include
"Images de Guinée
Former Points of View: Postcards and Literary Passages from Pre-Independence Indonesia
Early Salvadoran Postcards
Grant now works in the Washington, D.C. headquarters of USAID in the Africa Bureau, with special focus on the economic development programs in the countries of West Africa. He is also currently conducting research on the first American Consul to French West Africa, Captain Peter Strickland.