W. Alexander is a published author passionate about literary fiction. His work weaves philosophical and ethical themes.
He loves literature focused on the existential, and his writing is directly influenced by the modernist authors: Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, Fyodor Dostoevsky, J.R.R. Tolkien (his favorite), C.S. Lewis, and F.Scott Fitzgerald. Other writers who influence his work are J.K. Rowling, Jonathan Swift, Issac Asimov, Bernard Cornwell, and Victor Hugo. And of course, Voltaire, the man rightly distinguished from all others, who W. Alexander considers history and literature’s most influential person.
W. Alexander is earning a BS: English and Writing: Creative Writing with a Minor in History from Liberty University; the degree will be completed in 2021. He previously studied a BA in History: Western Civilization.
In 2018, he married Olympic ice-dancer Emily Samuelson, in Newport, Rhode Island. His professional goals are publishing novels and short-stories. His interests are literary fiction, poetry, art history, classical history, sketching, philosophy, and traveling. His deepest joy comes from being a father and his faith—W. Alexander serves on the vestry of his local parish, All Saints Wolfeboro.
- W. Alexander is a proud Potterhead; he belongs to House Ravenclaw.
- He speaks French.
- His favorite screenplay is Midnight in Paris.
- His favorite food is hummus.
- He reads The Hobbit, his favorite book, every year.
- His favorite short-story is The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka.
- His favorite work of poetry is The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot.