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 freelance for a range of different publications including Downbeat, Apple Music, Crack Magazine, The British Library, BBC PromsDazed Magazine, Bandcamp, The 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 am currently available for editorial and commercial commissions. Do get in touch: