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Kamila Shamsie


Kamila Shamsie was born in Karachi in 1973. Her mother was Muneeza Shamsie, a well-known literary journalist. She moved to New York and took a B.A. in creative writing from Hamilton College and then took a Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, when she published her first novel. She has since written four other novels. She was named as one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists.

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A writer’s life: Kamila Shamsie
A long, loving literary line
The Storytellers of Empire (article by Shamsie)


1998 In the City by the Sea (novel)
2000 Salt and Saffron (novel)
2002 Kartography (novel)
2005 Broken Verses (novel)
2009 Offence: The Muslim Case
2009 Burnt Shadows (novel)
2014 A God in Every Stone (novel)
2017 Home Fire (novel)
2020 Duckling (children’s)