Rafael Alvarez is a writer based in his hometown of Baltimore, the setting for virtually all of his fiction, journalism, and memoir. His biography of a Baltimore badass turned do-gooder—Don't Count Me Out: The Bruce White Story—will be released in 2022 by Cornell University Press. A former staff writer for the HBO drama The Wire, Alvarez learned his craft on the city desk of the Baltimore Sun as a young man. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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