Kamila Shamsie’s HOME FIRE longlisted for the Women’s Prize
We are thrilled that Kamila Shamsie’s breathtaking and brilliant novel HOME FIRE has been longlisted for the Women’s Prize 2018.
HOME FIRE was also longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, and shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2017.
‘Astonishing… A novel so breath-taking in the calm and witty and unshowy and inexorable telling of its story that, as I was reading it, I kept finding myself not sitting on the sofa anymore… Shamsie fuses the formal continuum of the novel with the refusal to compromise that’s in classical tragedy; she fuses the hope with the hopelessness. The result is powerful… she produces what I think you can truly call a contemporary classic.’ – Ali Smith