About Sean Badal
Having absconded from London, Sean Badal now flits between Johannesburg, where he works, and Cape Town, where he goes for long walks (usually). He is the author of Dead Sanctities (1999), and Seeds of Disorder (2002). His new book, Fall of the Black-Eyed Night, was published by Random House imprint, Umuzi, in August 2008. In-between he has written on travel, science, technology and business for a wildly disparate range of publications, from Wired, Financial Times to, er…Playboy. Other than writing, his main interests include history (Middle East studies), science, astronomy, computing, and getting to grips with George Orwell.
Travel is another passion and his favourite cities include Damascus, Tehran and, well, Cape Town. He can be found here sometimes…late at night.
Contrary to all pre-conceived notions, he is, in fact, Hindu – which may explain his bizarre obsession with imperialists like Sir Richard Burton, T. E Lawrence, Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling.
Photograph courtesy The Times