Kamila Shamsie among 6 shortlisted for 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Kamila Shamsie' A God in Every Stone shortlisted for the award to be announced on June 3

Web Desk April 14, 2015

British-Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie is among six contenders shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Shamsie has been shortlisted for her novel A God in Every Stone published in 2014, according to Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction website.

A powerful story of friendship, injustice, love and betrayal, the story follows a young Englishwoman, Vivian Rose Spencer.

In the summer of 1914, Spencer finds herself fulfilling a dream by joining an archeological dig in Turkey. Working alongside Germans and Turks, she falls in love with archaeologist, Tahsin Bey, and joins him in his quest to find an ancient silver circlet. The outbreak of war in Europe brings her idyllic summer to a sudden end, and her friends become her nation’s enemies.

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This is Shamsie’s sixth book to be shortlisted for the title.

The novelist was named to Granta magazine's list of best young British novelists in 2013 – a once-a-decade roster with a reputation for predicting literary stars.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, the novelist wrote, “This is truly excellent company to be in.”

The books shortlisted include, Rachel Cusk’s Outline, Laline Paull’s The Bees, Kamila Shamsie’s A God in Every Stone, Ali Smith’s How to be Both, Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread and Sarah Waters’ The Paying Guests.

According to Telegraph, the chair of the judges Shami Chakrabarti described the panel’s deliberations as "heart-rendingly difficult but always as warm and collaborative as they were robust".

The winner will be announced on June 3.


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