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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: Literary Fiction, General Fiction, Horror, Mystery
 
Novels
   In the City by the Sea (1998)
   Salt and Saffron (2000)
   Kartography (2002)
   Broken Verses (2005)
   Burnt Shadows (2009)
   A God in Every Stone (2014)
   Home Fire (2017)
   Best of Friends (2022)
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Collections
   Road Stories (2012) (with others)
   Eight Ghosts (2017) (with others)
   Furies (2023) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Series contributed to
Ox-Tales
   Ox-Tales:Air (2009) (with others)
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Picture Books show
 
Non fiction show
 
Kamila Shamsie recommends
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Loot (2023)
Tania James
"A novel of wonder and terror and beauty - I was completely captivated by it."
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The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of Andy Africa (2023)
Stephen Buoro
"A blazing debut - smart, subversive, funny, heartbreaking. I'm already impatient for Buoro's next book."
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The Messenger (2023)
Megan Davis
"A well-written, intriguing novel with an excellent sense of place."

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Books containing stories by Kamila Shamsie
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Resist (2019)
Stories of Uprising
(History-into-Fiction, book 2)
edited by
Ra Page
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Conradology (2017)
A Celebration of the Work of Joseph Conrad
edited by
Becky Harrison and Magda Raczynska

Awards
2018 Women's Prize For Fiction : Home Fire
2013 Granta Best of Young British Novelists

Award nominations
2019 Dublin Literary Award (nominee) : Home Fire
2017 Booker Prize (longlist) : Home Fire
2015 Women's Prize For Fiction (nominee) : A God in Every Stone
2015 Walter Scott Prize for Best Historical Novel (nominee) : A God in Every Stone
2009 Women's Prize For Fiction (nominee) : Burnt Shadows


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