Abbas Nazari

Best-selling author, Abbas Nazari’s has an incredible story of resilience.

Abbas was one of more than 400 asylum seekers who were rescued by the Norwegian container ship, the MV Tampa in 2001.

Having arrived as an eight-year-old with no English, Abbas went on to achieve outstanding academic success and in 2019 he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship completing a Master's at Georgetown University in Washington DC. While in the United States, Abbas wrote and published his family memoir, After The Tampa which has received critical acclaim and become a number one bestseller.

Best-selling author, Abbas Nazari’s has an incredible story of resilience.
Abbas was one of more than 400 asylum seekers who were rescued by the Norwegian container ship, the MV Tampa in 2001.
Having arrived as an eight-year-old with no English, Abbas went on to achieve outstanding academic success and in 2019 he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship completing a Master's at Georgetown University in Washington DC. While in the United States, Abbas wrote and published his family memoir, After The Tampa which has received critical acclaim and become a number one bestseller.
Abbas Nazari