Kamila Shamsie is the author of five novels, including Burnt Shadows, which was translated into more than twenty languages. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London.

Mortar: A Conversation

Kamila Shamsie: When did you first think you wanted to write? Gillian Slovo: I never thought I wanted to write, and I never intended to become a writer. I decided to have a go in my early twenties. . . .
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