Born in the South of France, Albert Alla moved back and forth between St-Tropez and Nice until the age of thirteen, when his family emigrated to Australia. Swapping Dumas for Dickens, he moved around Australia studying engineering and playing cricket, before going off to Oxford to study economics.
The author of the novel Black Chalk (2013), he is also the founder of the Montmartre Dionysia, an English-language theatre festival of new plays that spanned five editions and thirty plays. He holds an MFA in creative writing from New York University.
He is currently at work on his next novel. To keep up to date, join his mailing list.