Alejandro Varela is a writer based in New York. An editor-at-large of Apogee Journal, he has published work in The Point, Boston Review, Harper’s, The Rumpus, The Brooklyn Rail, The Offing, The New Republic, and elsewhere. He is a 2019 Jerome Fellow in Literature, a resident in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s 2017–18 Workspace program, and a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction. His graduate studies were in public health. Varela’s first novel, The Town of Babylon, was released by Astra House in 2022, while his second book, The People Who Report More Stress, is forthcoming 2023, also from Astra House.