Zakaria Tamer: Writing a story is like the work of chefs, same ingredients, different results
With a noticeable calmness and a few words, the great Syrian short story writer Zakaria Tamer draws the reader towards vast worlds, and carries him/her from the mode of “entertainment and companionship” to a state of meditation and contemplation of the Arab state of affairs, culminating in a criticism of all of its negative aspects. The story that Zakaria writes is sharp and cynical, provocative and instigative, but its primary driving force is love and noble sentiment.
Interview by Dima Alchukr
114 BANIPAL 53 – SUMMER 2015