Jamal Mahjoub is an award winning writer of mixed British/Sudanese heritage. Born in London, he was raised in Khartoum where the family remained until 1990. He was awarded a scholarship to study in England and attended university in Sheffield. He has lived in a number of places, including the UK, Denmark and currently, Spain. He writes in English.
Tombouctou - a piece on travel in Mali published in Granta
Interview with the intrepid John Crace in The Guardian.
"Makana’s place on the margins, and the ironic cast of mind it generates, that make him the perfect 21st-century detective." Kate Webb in the Camden Review.
"Dogstar Rising is one slick crime novel that marries up a fabulous setting with truly clever plots." 1girl2manybooks
"Excellent crime novel ... More please." Literary Review 1/02/2013
"... a rare talent for putting the reader immediately in place. The climax is thrilling and unpredictable but totally convincing." Reviewing the Evidence:
"Like all the best crime fiction, Bilal's story has a depth and resonance which stretches far beyond its cast of characters into the wider world." The Independent.
Praise for THE GOLDEN SCALES:
“....Whisks the reader straight to the dark heart of Cairo..."
"...a subtlety that is rarely found in crime novels…"
The Short Sentence writing competition for crime stories of 1000 words: Site features a new story every month, including one of mine.
JAMAL STUFF: - if you are interested in something other than Parker Bilal, WARSCAPES has just published an excerpt from the ongoing Sudan book.
- My interview with Lezley Hazleton on her book THE FIRST MUSLIM is out now on the Guernica website