Jamal Mahjoub was born in London and has lived in Sudan, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands. He has published literary fiction and non-fiction, as well as crime fiction under the pseudonym Parker Bilal. His writing has won prizes including the Guardian African Short Story Prize, the Mario Vargas Llosa NH Hotels Short Story Award and the Prix de L’Astrolabe. His latest novels are The Fugitives and The Trenches.
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