Zaher Alajlani is a Syrian short-story author, researcher, and translator living between Romania and Greece. He has published three short story collections in English and one in Arabic. His short stories and articles have appeared in various publications, including The Infinite Sky, Revista Echinox, Active Muse, Bandit Fiction, Visible Magazine, Ariel Chart, Agape Review, The Way Back to Ourselves, Altered Reality, the Journal of Romanian Literary Studies, Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory, The Experimental Museum of Literature in Greece, Masharif, and Tadween.

In 2022, his short story, "Veorica," was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by The Way Back to Ourselves.

Zaher is a member of the Association of Fiction Creators in Romania (Asociatia-Creatorilor de Fictiune) and the Panhellenic Association of Translators. He is a prose editor for Agape Review and a proofreader for the peer-reviewed Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory. He was previously a prose submission reader for Bandit Fiction.

He holds a BA in English Literature and Language from Damascus University; an MA in English Culture, Literature, and Ideology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; and an MA in Communication from the University of Indianapolis. Zaher is now a Ph.D. candidate in literature at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He speaks English, Arabic, Romanian, and Greek.


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