The Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie is the author of seven novels. Her most recent novel, Home Fire, has just been nominated for the 2017 Man Booker Prize longlist. Burnt Shadows has been translated into more than 20 languages and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and A God in Every Stone was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Three of her other novels (In the City by the Sea, Kartography, Broken Verses) have received awards from the Pakistan Academy of Letters. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and one of Granta’s “Best of Young British Novelists,” she grew up in Karachi and now lives in London.

Kamila Shamsie創作了七本小說。《Home Fire》是她的最新作品,獲列入2017布克獎候選名單;她的《Burnt Shadows》已翻譯成二十多種語言,並獲柑橘文學獎提名;《A God in Every Stone》則入圍百利女性小説獎及 DSC南亞文學獎。她的另外三部小說《In the City by the Sea》、《Kartography》及《Broken Verses》在巴基斯坦文學院均獲獎項。她是皇家文學學會院士,更獲格蘭塔命為英國最出色年輕小説家之一。她在巴基斯坦卡拉奇長大,現居倫敦。

 

 

With thanks to Consulate General of Pakistan for bringing Kamila Shamsie to Hong Kong.

Photo credit: Zain Mustafa

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