Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Naheed Shamsie (1973) is a Pakistani writer.

She has a BA in Creative Writing from Hamilton College, and an MFA from the Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2007, she moved to London.


  • In the City by the Sea (1998)
  • Salt and Saffron (2000)
  • Kartography (2002)
  • Broken Verses (2005)
  • Offence : the Muslim case (2009)
  • Burnt Shadows (2009)
  • A God in Every Stone (2014)


  • Burnt Shadows was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction (2009)
  • In 2013, Shamsie was included in the Granta list of 20 best young British writers
  • A God in Every Stone was longlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s prize for Fiction (2015)

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