Kamila Shamsie is the author of seven novels, most recently the best-selling, Women’s Prize-winning, Home Fire. Three of her novels have received awards from Pakistan’s Academy of Letters. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2013 was named a Granta Best of Young British Novelist. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London.
After accepting British citizenship in 2014 she was able to travel to Palestine for the first time and attended that year’s PalFest – having already long been a supporter of the festival. Her contribution to This Is Not a Border is built on a poetic dialogue between Pakistan and Palestine.