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.
More reviews of DOGSTAR RISING:
Nice, thoughtful review on 1girl2manybooks. + The following in London's Literary Review: ‘Excellent crime novel ... The pleasure the book offers is the realistic, eye-opening picture of a place and a lifestyle. Parker Bilal has written several novels but this is only his second mystery. More please’ Literary Review, 1/02/2013 + Reviewing the Evidence: ‘Parker Bilal, as he showed in his previous Makana novel, has a rare talent for putting the reader immediately in place. The climax, when it comes, is thrilling and unpredictable but totally convincing.’ & Joan Smith at The Sunday Times (no link) had this to say, albeit accompanied by Masai warrior!: ‘His skills are evident in the pace, confidence and emotional truth of this brilliant novel’ 24/02/2013
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.
- 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