Rafael Alvarez


Rafael Alvarez lives and writes in Baltimore, where all of his stories take place. A former City Desk reporter for the Baltimore Sun, Alvarez wrote for the first three seasons of the HBO drama "The Wire." His most recent collection of fiction is Basilio Boullosa Stars in the Fountain of Highlandtown.


12 entries by Rafael Alvarez

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They say that all good things must end someday…

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…And it’s sickening, sad, stupefying, and very, very funny.

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Discovering high literature on the high seas.

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Poetry in motion on the New York City subway

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Unearthing surprise treasures at the Last Bookstore

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Moses Herzog’s unusual attachment to letter-writing

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…While carrying Proust into the future.

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How a Greek prayer book was rescued in Baltimore

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What Alejandro Escovedo reads on the road

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Keats and Shelley and "Don’t Miss a Beat."