Amal Sewtohul was born in 1971 in Quatre Bornes, Mauritius. After studying for a literature degree and making a brief spell in journalism, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is the author of three novels published at Gallimard, Histoire d’Ashok et d’autres personages de moindre importance, Les voyages et aventures de Sanjay, explorateur mauricien des Anciens Mondes and Made in Mauritius, for which he received the Cinq Continents prize of l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie in 2013. Married and a father of two, Amal is currently posted in Mauritius.

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