Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival
in conversation with Arifa Akbar
The award-winning Pakistani author discusses her latest novel, a story of friendship, injustice, love and betrayal, played out on a global canvas.
In July, 1915, Qayyum Gul is returning home after losing an eye at Ypres. He and a young English woman, Viv, meet on a train to Peshawar, unaware that a connection is about to be forged between their lives – one that will reveal itself fifteen years later, on the Street of Storytellers, when a brutal fight for freedom, an ancient artefact and a mysterious green-eyed woman will bring them together again.
Kamila Shamsie is the author of five novels: In the City by the Sea; Kartography (both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize); Salt and Saffron; Broken Verses and Burnt Shadows which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. 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 on of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists.
She will be speaking with Arifa Akbar, the Literary Editor of The Independent.
Extra Words: As a special supplement to this talk, former policeman turned writer, Omar Shahid Hamid, will join us to preview his debut novel The Prisoner, a thriller set in the shadow world of Karachi.
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