I am the Global Music Critic and Assistant TV Editor for the Guardian. 

My debut poetry collection, Kintsugi: Jazz Poems for Musicians Alive and Dead, is available now at ammarkalia.bandcamp.com

I am a contributor to the essay collection Haramacy

I have freelanced for a range of different publications including Downbeat, Apple Music, Crack Magazine, Dazed Magazine, BandcampThe Times Literary SupplementClash Magazine, TANK Magazine, The Quietus, HERO MagazineStamp the Wax, Move MagazineHyponik, and London In Stereo


I received the Guardian's Scott Trust Bursary in 2017.

I have led workshops, appeared on panels and spoken at events including the Today in Focus podcast, radio shows on Worldwide FM, Supreme StandardsJazzkaar Festival, Institute of Ideas and EFG London Jazz Festival.

I have also freelanced as a documentary researcher and worked on a number of projects for broadcasters including ITN, BBC and Al Jazeera.