Taymour Soomro was born in Lahore, Pakistan. He read law at Cambridge University and Stanford Law School. He has worked as a corporate solicitor in London and Milan, a lecturer at a university in Karachi, an agricultural estate manager in rural Sindh and a publicist for a luxury fashion brand in London.
He has published a textbook on law with Oxford University Press and has written extensively for the Pakistani news media. His short story ‘Philosophy of the Foot’ appeared in The New Yorker in January 2019. His short fiction has since been published in Ninth Letter and The Southern Review. His debut novel, Other Names for Love, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux (US) and Harvill Secker (UK) in Spring 2022. He is the co-editor, with Deepa Anappara, of Letters to a Writer of Colour, a creative writing handbook on fiction, race and culture forthcoming in 2023 from Random House (US) and Vintage (UK).