Kamila Shamsie is the author of seven novels, which have been translated into over 20 languages. Her most recent novel, Home Fire, won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, was long listed for the Man Booker Prize, and shortlisted for eight other awards. Burnt Shadows was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in the US and the Premio Boccaccio in Italy. Three of her novels have won awards from Pakistan’s Academy of Letters. Her first novel, In the City by the Sea, was her MFA thesis at UMass Amherst. 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.