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Kamila Shamsie - a British-Pakistani writer endowed with UK's most esteemed Women's Prize for Fiction 2018

British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie is honoured through 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction for her seventh novel, “Home Fire”. 

The Women's Prize for Fiction is awarded yearly by the judges to what they consider the "best novel of the year scripted in English language by a female writer or author".

Home Fire features the story of Aneeka, a young Londoner who falls in love with the son of an influential British-Muslim statesman, and aims to use him to find her missing brother who is strained towards religious radicalism. 

Shamsie, a 44 years English-lietrature writer was brought up in the Karachi city and currently lives in London. 

She has been awarded £30,000 prize money and statue by Sarah Sands, the president of juries in a ceremony held recently at Bedford Square Gardens. Sarah Sands is also an editor of BBC Radio 4’s said in ‘Today programme’ that the judges were “forcefully hit by the excellence of the prose” on the “incredible cream off”. She also said that “In the finale, we picked the manuscript that touched us and spoke for our eras”. She further added “Home Fire is about individuality, contradictory devotions, love and legislations and it endures mastery of its subjects and the system. It is an amazing book which we avidly endorse.”

Shamsie’s work has been nominated for the annual prize, that is open to English-language literature by females from everywhere across the world, twice before.

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