Women's Prize for Fiction: Kamila Shamsie wins 2018 award for Home Fire

Women's Prize for Fiction: Kamila Shamsie wins 2018 award for Home Fire
 

Kamila Shamsie has won the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction for her seventh novel Home Fire.
It was the third time the British-Pakistani author had been nominated for the award, previously known as the Baileys Prize and Orange Prize.
Home Fire, a reworking of Sophocles' Greek tragedy Antigone, is about radicalisation and family loyalties.
Sarah Sands, chair of judges, said the panel had chosen "the book which we felt spoke for our times".
She said: "Home Fire is about identity, conflicting loyalties, love and politics. And it sustains mastery of its themes and its form.... read more

 
6 June 2018 in Regional, Views: 137
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