Alejandro Heredia

Alejandro Heredia is a queer Afro Dominican writer and community organizer from The Bronx. His book of short stories, You’re the Only Friend I Need (2021), explores themes of queer transnationalism, friendship, and (un)belonging in the African Diaspora. As PEN America’s community outreach manager, he leads a coalition of 40+ NYC-based literary organizations, bookstores, and groups to mobilize on behalf of social justice issues.

Alejandro  Heredia