was born in Shinas in the Sultanate of Oman on August 27, 1976. He has been writing since 1998 and since 2003 four of his short story collections have been published. [Weeping Earth . . . Laughing Saturn], excerpted in Banipal 32, is his first novel.
He graduated from medical school at Sultan Qaboos University in 2001. In 2006 he became a fellow in the British Royal Medical College in Edinburgh. Currently he practises medicine as a senior specialist in oncology at the National Oncology Centre at the Sultani Hospital in Musqat, Oman.
Banipal No 32 Summer 2008
Zakaria Tamer at Waterstone's – a momentous and memorable occasion[read more]
The Shubbak Festival's Literature Weekend at the British Library[read more]
Download digital Banipal for free in the British Library[read more]
July Newsletter: Banipal 53 – The Short Stories of Zakaria Tamer is out this week[read more]
Longlist for FT / OppenheimerFunds EmergingVoices Awards announced[read more]
The Italian by Shukri Mabkhout wins 2015 International Prize for Arabic Fiction[read more]
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