Kali is thrilled to welcome the internationally acclaimed novelist Kamila Shamsie as our new patron. We look forward to sharing our future work and continuing to celebrate the achievements of South Asian women writers across the UK and beyond.
“It’s an honour to have my name attached, as Patron, to the ground breaking Kali Theatre, which has made such a difference to playwrights, actors, directors and theatre-goers over the decades and looks set to continue doing so for many years to come” Kamila Shamsie
Kamila Shamsie is the author of eight novels, which have been translated into over 30 languages. Home Fire (2018) won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and shortlisted for the Costa Prize; Burnt Shadows (2009) won the Premio Boccaccio (Italy) and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction; A God in Every Stone was shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Three of her novels have won awards from the Pakistan Academy of Letters. A Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Manchester, she was one of Granta’s ‘Best of Young British Novelists’ in 2013. She grew up in Karachi, and now lives in London. Her most recent novel is Best of Friends (2022), which was shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards.