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Wed 2 November


Kamila Shamsie

Best of Friends

This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday 2 November. All tickets will be transferred to this date.

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Bestselling author Kamila Shamsie, whose book Home Fire won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction, introduces her new novel – Best of Friends – a novel about Britain today, about power and how we use it, and about what we owe to those who’ve loved us the longest. Kamila will be in conversation with author Sharlene Teo.



Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie was born and grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. Her novel, Home Fire, won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2018 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. She is the author of six previous novels and her work has been translated into over 25 languages. Her latest novel, Best of Friends – a moving and surprising story of a lifelong friendship – was chosen as a Fiction Highlight for 2022 by the Guardian, Financial Times, New Statesman and Observer.

“A shining tour de force about a long friendship’s respects, disrespects, loyalties and moralities.”

Ali Smith

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