Osama Alomar was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1968. A well known writer of short stories, poetry, and essays in Arabic, Alomar published Fullblood Arabian (New Directions, 2014), his first volume in English translation. A Norwegian edition of Fullblood Arabian was published this year. His writing has been published in Coffin Factory, The Literary Review, Gigantic, Dissent, TriQuarterly, and on the New Yorker website. He lives in Chicago.
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