Kamila Shamsie

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Kamila Shamsie: ‘There’s nothing more comforting than Seinfeld scripts’
The novelist on the dangerous allure of Gone With the Wind, taking comfort in comedy and discovering George Eliot’s Middlemarch

Kamila Shamsie

26, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie review – anatomy of a friendship
Shamsie’s latest novel deftly follows a friendship forged in a Pakistan school over 30 years, but where is the tension?

Abhrajyoti Chakraborty

25, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Hilary Mantel remembered: ‘She was the queen of literature’
The beloved writer of the Wolf Hall trilogy and Beyond Black has died. Here, leading contemporaries pay tribute

Margaret Atwood, Anne Enright, Kamila Shamsie, Maggie O’Farrell, Ian McEwan, Sarah Waters and Sarah Perry

23, Sep, 2022 @2:27 PM

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Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie review – Karachi to London
A friendship is charted from girlhood to middle age, in this admirably thorny novel of postcolonial adolescence and contemporary politics

Tanjil Rashid

23, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Kamila Shamsie on the crisis in British politics: ‘What kind of democracy is this?’
Growing up in Pakistan, the novelist experienced the euphoria of free elections and the disillusionment when vested interests reasserted themselves. She reflects on the parallels with Westminster today

Kamila Shamsie

20, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Seven big-hitter books for autumn 2022, from Maggie O’Farrell to Cormac McCarthy
It’s going to be a vintage autumn for fiction, with new novels from some of our finest writers. Here’s our essential guide

Alex Preston

21, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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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


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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