Agent : Victoria Hobbs
Kamila Shamsie was born and grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. Her first novel, The City by the Sea 1998, was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in the UK. Her novel Home Fire won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2018. It was also longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017, shortlisted for the Costa Best Novel Award, and won the London Hellenic Prize. She is the author of six previous novels including Burnt Shadows, shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and A God in Every Stone, shortlisted for the Women’s Bailey’s Prize and the Walter Scott Prize. Her work has been translated into over 25 languages. Kamila Shamsie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, was named a Granta Best of Young British Novelist in 2013 and received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literature in Pakistan in 1999. She is professor of Creative Writing at the University of Manchester and lives in London. Her recent novel, Best of Friends, published in September 2022, is a Guardian, New Statesman, and Financial Times Book of the Year.