The Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie is the author of seven novels, most recently Home Fire. 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 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction and the DSC Prize for South Asian Fiction. 

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.





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

Photo credit: Zain Mustafa


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