Variety is the name of the game for Jamal Ouariachi, who you can find penning columns for national newspapers, writing non-fiction reviews, crafting scripts for theatre and publishing his relentlessly award-winning novels. Balancing tension and grace, Jamal is fluent in the language of the sinister, stealthily captivating his readers one story at a time. His background in psychology no doubt aids his convincing forays into the minds of his characters. In Extra Extra no. 19 find Jamal’s short story ‘The Smell of Broccoli.’ Pulling us through the questions and probing of a new relationship, Jamal tiptoes between seducation and danger, always keeping us just a fondle away from comfort.