Portrait of Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie is the author of seven novels: In the City by the Sea (shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize); Salt and SaffronKartography (also shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize); Broken 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 won the Women’s Prize For Fiction. 

Three of her novels have received awards from Pakistan's Academy of Letters. Kamila 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.

Photo: Salma Raza