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I was born in Leicester in 1971 and have lived there for most of my life apart from the five years I spent in London, doing a bit of uni work and a whole lot of other stuff. I eventually graduated in Politics ( I think my professor took pity on me ) from Southbank University in 1994. Upon leaving uni I decided that I had to get a job and join the real world. This led to a period in which I did some really boring jobs, like selling random things over the phone, managing the stacking of shelves and letting people into a cinema ( all roles which obviously required a deep knowledge of Marxist philosophy ).

I came back to Leicester in 1995 with no money and a distant dream about becoming the next Sue Townsend and eventually found myself managing a bar and then a nightclub. Now I'm not saying that it was particularly hard work - it was fun - but at the same time I started to write the story that would become (un)arranged marriage, my first novel for teenagers.

My own influences are wide-ranging. My favourite writers are Roald Dahl, Sue Townsend and crime writers such as James Lee Burke, James Ellroy and Walter Mosely. I'm an avid fan of Reggae Music and artists such as Bob Marley, Burning Spear and Dennis Brown, amongst others, not only have me singing along (badly) but inform much of the way that I look at the World and things in it.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Bali Rai

Killing Honour by Bali Rai
Killing Honour
Bali Rai
'Honour,' I repeated, wondering how such a small word could have caused so much trouble. When Sat's sister, Jas, is married off into the Atwal family she changes, she's quiet and distant. But Sat's too busy with his own life;...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2011
The Angel Collector by Bali Rai
The Angel Collector
Bali Rai
An edge-of-your-seat thriller that will have you hooked from the first page. A missing girl, a web of clues and a race to find the truth by a close friend who made a promise to come and find her if...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/12/2006
Politics - Cutting Through the Crap by Bali Rai
Politics - Cutting Through the Crap
Bali Rai
A highly personal and admittedly biased introduction to some aspects of politics. As a background, Bali Rai looks at how the institutions of government work and at what the different parties stand for and some of the ideologies...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2006

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