Professor of Creative Writing
Kamila Shamsie is the internationally-renowned author of six novels, including Kartography (2002), Burnt Shadows (2009), which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and A God in Every Stone (2014), which was shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Baileys Prize.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Patron of the Manchester Literature Festival, and in 2013 was named one of Granta’s ‘Best Young British Novelists’.
Kamila joined the Centre for New Writing in 2017, the Centre's tenth anniversary year.
A selection of Kamila's fiction
A reimagining of Sophocles's Antigone, Kamila Shamsie's seventh novel was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017.
A God In Every Stone
Kamila Shamsie's sixth novel was shortlisted for the 2015 Walter Scott Prize and the Bailey's Prize.
Published in 2009, Burnt Shadows was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.
Kamila Shamsie's 2002 novel received widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys award.