James von Leyden
James von Leyden is an author and the owner of the Villa La Diouana in Oualidia. He has written two crime thrillers set in Morocco: A Death in the Medina (a Crime Writers Association award nominee) and Last Boat from Tangier (to be published in December 2020).
James studied Philosophy & Modern Languages at Oxford University and worked for 30 years as an advertising copywriter. He first visited Morocco in 1985 to interview Paul Bowles, leading to a life-long love affair with the country. He divides his time between Lewes, East Sussex and Oualidia.