Parker Bilal

Parker Bilal is the pseudonym of award-winning literary novelist Jamal Mahjoub.  Born in London, he spent his early childhood in Liverpool before the family moved to Khartoum, Sudan. Parker’s Makana Investigations series has drawn critical acclaim, with The Ghost Runner (Bloomsbury, 2014) being longlisted for the 2015 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.  Talks are underway with Paramount Television for an adaptation of the Makana series set in Cairo in the years leading up to the Arab Spring. Dark Water (Bloomsbury, 2017) was shortlisted for the 2018 Shamus Award for Best Private Eye Novel. He currently lives in Amsterdam.

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The Magic Hour

“Reading a poem gives us a glimpse of past and future possibilities, other worlds and other lives. It makes a gift of unfamiliar words, and refreshes parts of the mind that other art forms cannot reach…”   Charlotte Moore, a writer and former English teacher, has loved poems all her life. Last year, realising how […]

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An Artificial Revolution

Insightful and thought-provoking, AN ARTIFICIAL REVOLUTION is a much-needed primer on the intersection of technology and geopolitical forces shaping the future of civilisation. Ivana Bartoletti’s riveting analysis of the current AI landscape, its potential and its pitfalls, is essential reading for us all. Think of AI and it conjures up futuristic images of driverless cars […]

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How To Be a Buddhist Millionaire

All of us instinctively know that there is more to life than money. But how can we do anything to change this when faced with the daily pressures of bills and deadlines?  In How to be a Buddhist Millionaire, Matt Jardine provides 9 simple lessons to help us find fulfilment in a money-centric world. He aims […]

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