Kamila Shamsie

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Lessons in humanity for Tory leadership contenders | Letters
Letters: Elizabeth and Michael Barnell say they are worried about the Conservative party’s lurch to the right and its loss of empathy and decency. Plus letters from Peter Whittaker, Ruth Windle, Nicholas Obolensky and Ian McNay

Letters

28, Jul, 2022 @4:55 PM

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Top 10 books about twins | Rebecca Wait
Writers from William Shakespeare to Angela Carter and George RR Martin have been been inspired by the doubled lives of these familial pairs

Rebecca Wait

13, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 world-spanning novels | CA Davids
Writers from David Mitchell to Graham Greene and Rachel Kushner tell stories that seek out interconnectedness, testing and pulling at the idea of nationhood

CA Davids

02, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘It felt horrific to be in Britain as a Muslim after 9/11’: Pankaj Mishra and Kamila Shamsie in conversation
The writers discuss problems of representation, class, the culture wars and how fiction is a great way to ask difficult questions

Alex Clark

19, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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From Paradise Lost to the Lord of the Rings: top 10 epics in fiction | Stephanie Sy-Quia
From classic tales such as Paradise Lost to ‘counter-epics’ by Anne Carson and Tim O’Brien, these stories lend real grandeur to their subjects

Stephanie Sy-Quia

10, Nov, 2021 @11:51 AM

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Hundreds of authors protest after Kamila Shamsie's book award is revoked
Nelly Sachs prize was withdrawn over Shamsie’s support for boycotting Israel, prompting more than 250 fellow writers to defend her stance

Alison Flood

23, Sep, 2019 @10:20 AM

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Kamila Shamsie’s book award withdrawn over her part in Israel boycott
Nelly Sachs prize was given to Shamsie this month, but its German jury has reversed decision because of the novelist’s pro-Palestinian activism

Alison Flood

19, Sep, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Impossible times for political novels | Letters
Letters: Peter Taylor-Gooby and Doug Sandle respond to Dorian Lynskey’s article on the death of the political novel

Letters

28, Aug, 2019 @4:15 PM

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Black soldiers’ role in the first world war | Letters
Letters: While it is true that on the western front British West Indies troops were used mainly as labour units, they were certainly armed, writes Ian Wishart

Letters

19, Oct, 2018 @3:54 PM

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Kamila Shamsie on Trench Brothers: an ode to whitewashed war heroes
The stories of more than a million men who fought in the first world war for Britain – and against racism in their own ranks – have gone untold. A new theatre show sets the record straight

Kamila Shamsie

16, Oct, 2018 @9:54 AM

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Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss review – back to the iron age
Ancient rituals and present-day abuse converge in a brief and brilliant novel with its roots in England’s deep past

Sarah Crown

28, Sep, 2018 @6:28 AM

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On my radar: Kamila Shamsie’s cultural highlights
The Home Fire author on the all-female Ocean’s 8, Springsteen, and the clashing Wimbledon and World Cup finals

Kamila Shamsie

08, Jul, 2018 @8:00 AM

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