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Kamila Shamsie is the author of eight novels, which have been translated into over 30 languages, including Burnt Shadows and A God in Every Stone. Her previous novel Home Fire won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, was long listed for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Award for International Book. A Vice-President and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Manchester, she was one of Granta’s ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ in 2013. She grew up in Karachi, and now lives in London. Her new novel is Best of Friends, published in September 2022.

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