Al Alvarez Biography
(Author of Many Non-Fiction Books)
Birthday: August 5, 1929 (Leo)
Born In: London, England
Al Alvarez was an English poet, essayist, novelist, and critic. Born and raised in London, Al initially studied in Hampstead. He finished high school from the ‘Oundle School’ and later joined the ‘Oxford University,’ where he studied English literature. He was also a music lover and had grown up listening to classical music. Over time, he also become highly interested in poetry. In his late twenties, he began working with ‘The Observer,’ as a poetry editor and critic. Through his articles, he introduced British readers to American authors and poets such as Sylvia Plath and John Berryman. Over the course of his career, he had released many poetry collections, such as ‘Apparition,’ ‘Autumn to Autumn,’ ‘Selected Poems,’ ‘The School of Donne,’ and ‘The Writer’s Voice.’ In addition, he had also written non-fiction, such as ‘The Savage God,’ ‘Night,’ and ‘Life After Marriage.’ He also made regular appearances on the talk show ‘After Dark.’ He died from viral pneumonia at the age of 90.