(Colombia) Social commentator, cultural manager and writer. He completed his doctorate in Information Sciences from Barcelona’s Autonomous University and held the post of Cultural Coordinator at the Cámara Colombiana del Libro between 1994 and 2004. His works include the book of short stories El retablo del reposo (EditorialEducar, 1991), for which he won the Instituto Distrital de Cultura y Turismo Award; participation in the selection and prologue of Elpozo y el péndulo (Editorial Panamericana, 2000), a themed collection of short stories by major writers; Porque soy poeta conversaciones con el poeta Mario Rivero (EdicionesCasa de Poesía Silva, 2000), the essay 40 cuentistas ecuatorianos - Estudio crítico (Ediciones del Plan Nacional de Lectura de Ecuador, 2006); the novel Elinquilino (Mondadori, 2011), which won the Javerian University’s National Short Story Prize; El biombo y otroscuentos (Colección El Solar, Universidad del Valle, 2012), and Voces desde el centro del mundo Actualidad del cuento del Ecuador (Grupo Editorial Con las Uñas, 2013). His work has been included in numerous anthologies, including Cuentistas bogotanos (Editorial Panamericana, 1999) and Cuentos sin cuenta (Editorial de la Universidad del Valle, 2003), as well as Antología de Cuento Corto Colombiano (Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, 2007) and Losque cuentan, which includes works shortlisted for and winners of the Bogotá Capital Mundial del Libro short fiction competition organised by the magazine Número (2008).
In addition, his work also appears in the book Versos Comunicantes I. Poetas entrevistan a poetas iberoamericanos (Ediciones Alforja-UAM, 2001); in the compilation of texts about Bogota Palabra Capital (Random House Mondadori, 2007), and in El libro de las celebraciones (Fundación Domingo Atrasado, 2007). Winner of the creative writing scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Tamayo is currently a professor in the Social Communications and Journalism department at the Universidad Externado of Colombia, and on the Creative Writing Masters program at the Universidad Nacional. He also acts as a literary consultant for the Hay Festival Cartagena.