Adrian Astur Alvarez was born in Stockton, California in 1977. He was the first Alvarez to be born in the United States. After graduating from high school in 1995, Adrian attended the University of California at Berkeley.
Adrian’s poetry and short stories have been published in a number of literary magazines including Hot Metal Bridge, The Soundings Review, The Alembic, and Diverse Voices Quarterly. He currently balances writing for film and television with progress on his second novel.