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Kamila Shamsie - Author

Kamila Shamsie was born in 1973 in Pakistan. She is the author of four previous novels: In the City by the Sea, Kartography (both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys / Mail on Sunday Prize), Salt and Saffron and Broken Verses. In 1999 she received the Prime Minister's Award for Literature and in 2004 the Patras Bokhari Award - both award by the Pakistan Academy of Letters. Kamila Shamsie lives in London and Karachi.

Kamila Shamsie is available for interview and is also an experienced journalist, broadcaster, speaker and chairperson at public events.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Kamila Shamsie

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Home Fire
Kamila Shamsie
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2017, Costa Novel Award | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles' Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017
A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie
A God in Every Stone
Kamila Shamsie
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015. Summer, 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is in an ancient land, about to discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and love. Thousands of miles away a twenty-year-old...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2015
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie
Burnt Shadows
Kamila Shamsie
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2009 A stunning, captivating novel spanning generations and the globe. From the bombing of Nagasaki through to the attacks of 9/11 we follow Hiroko Tanaka’s life, the people she meets, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2009

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