Kamila Shamsie

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Kamila Shamsie is the author of seven novels: the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize-shortlisted In the City by the Sea and Salt and SaffronKartographyBroken VersesBurnt Shadows (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction); A God in Every Stone, which was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature; and most recently Home Fire, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Three of her novels have received awards from Pakistan’s Academy of Letters.

Shamsie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was named a Granta Best of Young British Novelist in 2013.

She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London.