Alejandro Varela’s work has appeared in The Point Magazine, Boston Review, Harper’s, and the Offing, among other outlets. Varela is an editor-at-large of Apogee Journal. His graduate studies were in public health. His first book, The Town of Babylon, was a Finalist for the 2022 National Book Award for Fiction. The People Who Report More Stress, his second book, is a book of interconnected stories exploring modern stressors and anxieties as they relate to the body.
Books by Alejandro Varela
The People Who Report More Stress: Stories is a collection of interconnected stories brimming with the anxieties of people who retreat into themselves while living in the margins, acutely aware of the stresses that modern life takes upon the body and the body politic.
Captivating and poignant; a modern coming-of-age story about the essential nature of community, The Town of Babylon is a page-turning novel about young love and a close examination of our social systems and the toll they take when they fail us.