Gessy Alvarez

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Gessy Alvarez is a writer, editor, and publisher who loves literature, art, and this dysfunctional world. She writes stories, poems, and essays about the middle of things. Her prose has appeared in Hobart, Asteri(x), Lunch Ticket, Volume One Brooklyn, and other publications. She shares her love of art and culture as well as some of her offbeat observations on her podcast, Digging Through with Gessy Alvarez. 

Publications & Prizes

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
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Bartleby Snopes
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Camroc Press Review
Connotation Press
Literary Orphans
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Vol. 1 Brooklyn
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She earned her MFA from Columbia University and is the recipient of scholarships from Columbia University, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation, as well as, artist residencies at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Millay Colony for the Arts, where she was a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow. She is an alum of the Voices at VONA Workshop and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Clarice Lispector, Marlon James, Lynne Tillman, Angie Cruz, Sophie Calle
What I'm reading now: 
The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector

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Identifies as: 
Feminist, Hispanic, Latino/Latina/Latinx
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Born in: 
New York, NY
New York
Raised in: 
New York, NY
New York
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Last update: Jul 19, 2019