Skip to Content

Tag Archives: Kamila Shamsie

It’s Complicated: An Exploration of the Mother Daughter Relationship in Fiction

As much by accident as design, the mother-daughter relationship takes centre stage in several of my novels. I tackled it first in Half-truths & White Lies where my main character Andrea only discovered the truth about her mother after it was too late to ask any questions. In my novel An Unchoreographed Life the relationship…
» Continue Reading

Praise for Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie

From a writer’s perspective, this is one scary book, so intricately plotted, making use of historical references and yet remaining intensely personal. It took me a long time to get round to reading Burnt Shadows, mainly because I had been told that I could expect a  very ‘heavy read’. I saw Kamila speak at last year’s Wimbledon…
» Continue Reading

Kamila Shamsie at the Wimbledon Bookfest

Kamila Shamsie is not the sort of speaker I had been hoping to see this week. She was frighteningly accomplished. Perhaps she should be. The author of five published novels, she is six years younger than me. By my rather crude calculations, she must have had her first novel published when she was in her mid-twenties….
» Continue Reading