Kamila Shamsie Biography
Kamila Shamsie was born in 1973 in Pakistan. Her first novel,
In the City by the Sea, was shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday/John
Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and her second, Salt and Saffron, won her a place
on Orange's list of '21 Writers for the 21st Century'. In 1999 Kamila received
the Prime Minister's Award for Literature in Pakistan. She has a BA in Creative
Writing from Hamilton College in Clinton New York, where she has also taught
Creative Writing, and a MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She
also writes for The Guardian, The New Statesman, Index on Censorship and Prospect
magazine, and broadcasts on radio. Kartography (2004), explores the
strained relationship between soulmates Karim and Raheen, set against a backdrop
of ethnic violence. Broken Verses was published in 2005 and Burnt Shadows
in 2008 in the UK and 2009 in the USA. She lives in in London and Karachi.
This biography was last updated on 04/27/2009.
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