Kamila Shamsie - 'Home Fire'

College of Arts and Humanities

A Research Institute for Arts and Humanities Event

This event is part of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities Public Lectures and Events series


Kamila Shamsie

Speaker's Biography

Mae Kamila Shamsie yn awdur saith nofel. Cafodd ei llyfr diweddaraf, Home Fire, ei chynnwys ar restr fer Gwobr Man Booker 2017 ac enillodd y Wobr am Ffuglen gan Fenyw yn 2018. Cafodd A God in Every Stone ei gynnwys ar restrau byr Gwobr Baileys, Gwobr Walter Scott am Ffuglen Hanesyddol a Gwobr DSC am Lenyddiaeth o Dde Asia. Mae tair o'i nofelau wedi ennill gwobrau gan Academi Lên Pacistan. Mae Kamila Shamsie yn Gymrawd o'r Gymdeithas Llenyddiaeth Frenhinol ac yn 2013 cafodd ei henwi'n nofelydd ifanc gorau Prydain gan Granta. Cafodd ei magu yn Karachi a bellach mae'n byw yn Llundain.

From: Nov. 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
To: Nov. 22, 2018, 9 p.m.
Location: Great Hall, Bay Campus

Swansea University Centenary Lecture Series
Curated and introduced by Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers

Over the last twenty years ‌Kamila‌ ‌Shamsie‌ has established herself as one of the most vital and interesting novelists at work today . Her books, often grand in scope yet always emotionally intimate, have captured the minds and hearts of readers across the world. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and winner of this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, join ‌Kamila‌ as she discusses her latest novel, Home Fire with Swansea University’s Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers. A re-telling of ‌Sophocles’s‌ Antigone in a contemporary landscape of jihad, a security state and the pressures of radicalisation upon family, love and friendship, Home Fire is a tour de force that powerfully illustrates how fiction can not only capture the present moment but also present the most challenging of its questions with empathy and insight. ‌

Followed by a Q&A and book signing

Brave and brilliant....Shocking and strangely beautiful. - Sunday Times

This is a *FREE EVENT in association with Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities - The festival, now in its fifth year, is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. This partnership draws together the three major bodies dedicated to supporting and promoting humanities research in the UK and internationally.


Book Online: https://www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk/en/great-hall-literary-events.htm?id=58009

Tel: 01792 604900 / 604999

Books available to purchase on the night from Cover to Cover.

Contact: Cultural Institute (Email: cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk) - Telephone: 01792295190

Website: https://www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk/en/great-hall-literary-events.htm?id=58009

Event created by: m.t.hughes