Mohammed Al-Murr was born in Dubai in 1955 and began his lifelong obsession with reading and writing when still at school. He has published over 15 volumes of short stories with Dar Al-Bayan, Dubai, and Dar Al-Awda, Beirut and has two collections translated into English: Dubai Tales (Forest Books, UK), and The Wink of the Mona Lisa (Motivate, UAE).

He graduated from Syracuse University, USA, and has been a member of a number of UAE academic institutions and councils. He is presently deputy chair of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

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