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Kamila Shamsie

Author of Home Fire

Includes the names: Shamsie Kamila, Kamila Shamise, Kamila Shamise

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Kamila Shamsie is the author of five novels: In the City by the Sea; Kartography (both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize); Salt and Saffron; Broken Verses and Burnt Shadows which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into more than twenty languages. Three of her novels have received awards from Pakistan's Academy of Letters. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2013 was named a Granta's Best of Young British Novelist. She made the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 shortlist with her title A God in Every Stone. She is the author of Home Fires, published in 2017, for which she won the 2018 Women¿s Prize for Fiction. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Home Fire… (more)
Home Fire 1,632 copies, 76 reviews
Burnt Shadows 918 copies, 79 reviews
Kartography 333 copies, 8 reviews
Broken Verses 306 copies, 12 reviews
A God in Every Stone 261 copies, 13 reviews
Salt and Saffron 191 copies, 6 reviews
Best of Friends 163 copies, 12 reviews
In the City by the Sea 100 copies, 5 reviews
Offence: The Muslim Case 8 copies, 1 review
Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days (Contributor) 340 copies, 17 reviews
The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories (Contributor) 251 copies, 11 reviews
Sunlight on a Broken Column (Introduction, some editions) 182 copies, 6 reviews
Granta 112: Pakistan (Contributor) 167 copies, 1 review
Ox-Tales: Air (Contributor) 66 copies, 3 reviews
The Pilgrims (Foreword) 20 copies, 3 reviews
New Writing 13 (Contributor) 18 copies
Refugee Tales: Volume II (Contributor) 12 copies
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Kamila Shamsie was also awarded the City of Dortmund's Nelly Sachs Prize (€15,000) in Sept. 2019, which was withdrawn after the prize committee became aware of the German parliament's May 2019 declaration that the non-violent Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel's apartheit treatment of the Palestinians was anti-semitic, and Shamsie's support for the BDS movement.
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