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Kamila Shamsie

Pakistan (b.1973)

Kamila Shamsie was born in 1973 in Pakistan. Her first novel In the City By the Sea, was published in 1998 and shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys / Mail on Sunday Prize. In 1999 she also received the Award for Literature in Pakistan and published her second novel Salt and Saffron to critical acclaim. Kamila lives in London and Karachi.

Genres: Horror, Literary Fiction
Non fiction
   Offence (2009)
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2009) : Burnt Shadows
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2015) : A God in Every Stone
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2015) : A God in Every Stone
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2017) : Home Fire
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2018) : Home Fire

Kamila Shamsie recommends
The Scatter Here Is Too Great (2013)
Bilal Tanweer
"Bilal Tanweer uses his many gifts as a writer to evoke a Karachi of humour, violence, frustration, love - and breathtaking stories at every turn. A wonderful debut."
Ten Days (2016)
Gillian Slovo
"An extraordinary novel-a page-turner thick with greed, ambition, love and secrets."
Leila (2017)
Prayaag Akbar
"Intelligent, chilling and deeply moving."
The Windfall (2017)
Diksha Basu
"A complete joy from start to finish."
Peach (2018)
Emma Glass
"Choose wisely the moment when you pick up Peach, because once you do you'll be unable to put it down until the very last sentence."

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