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.
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. . . .