About Alejandro de Gutierre, fiction author
Alejandro de Gutierre is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest (USA). Born and raised in Tacoma, Alejandro obtained a BA in English from Willamette University after brief flirtations with Chemistry and Theater (in that order).
After spending years writing music, and with a love for crafting stories through hiphop lyrics, Alejandro decided to become a writer in 2014.
He has been diligently writing and learning about the craft of storytelling ever since that time.
Alejandro self-published his first book, The Rat Tunnels of Isfahan in 2017.
In 2021, he won second place in Vocal Media‘s Summer Fiction Series challenge for his story Grandmother’s Hands. Alejandro also received an Honorable Mention from Writer’s Digest for his story, In a Cucumber.
Then in 2022, Alejandro claimed first place in the Dillydoun International Fiction Prize for In the Shadow, and first place in Uncharted Mag’s Short Fiction Prize for I Will Never Be Alone.