Charles Alverson was born in Los Angeles, California in 1935. At the age of 17 he joined the Army and became a paratrooper. After attending four colleges in four years, he moved to New York City and landed a job as assistant editor to Harvey Kurtzman on HELP! Magazine. As HELP! was sinking, he became a hack journalist before taking a Masters degree in journalism at Columbia University. That got him a job on the Wall Street Journal, which he quit in 1969 to move to London as a correspondent for Rolling Stone
Like many journalists, he wanted to write a novel. So when he moved to Wales at the beginning of 1971, he sat down to write one. His novel, a thriller called 'Fighting Back,' was published in 1974. He published two more in the seventies then another in 1989. In between, he co-wrote Jabberwocky and Brazil with Terry Gilliam. After he moved in 1994 to Serbia, he wrote five more. All nine are published on Amazon, and he is at work on a tenth.
Alverson currently divides his time between Belgrade and his wife Zivana's farm in Parage, North Serbia.