Marie Alvarado

Marie Alvarado

I was born and live in London with my husband. We have three daughters and one grandson. I have an M.A. in Creative Writing from Middlesex University and am currently studying Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes at Metanoia Institute. I tutor "Let's Talk" family learning classes in the community, encouraging students to explore their own wonderful life stories as they gain confidence in speaking a new language.


Marie Alvarado in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

1980 Primary School, North London

What do you love about short stories?

Short stories often finish with a long sigh

Do you write in other forms?

Exploring poetry for well-being

What distracts you from writing?

Work, housework...

Outside of writing, what are your other passions?

Travel, walking, listening to live music with family and friends

What is your favourite book?

Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane

Who are your favourite writers?

Toni Morrison, Arundhati Roy and John McGahern

Where is your dream location?

San Francisco, half-way across the Golden Gate Bridge

What one item would you put into Room 101?


Do you have any advice for new writers?

Fresh + Novel + Current = New + Old + Self-belief

Work by Marie Alvarado:

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Theresa and her sister share a red coat and a deep loss. Years pass until one evening, as the rain lashes down, an unexpected visitor arrives at Theresa's door. Memories and secret sorrows seep once more into their silent lives.

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