Kamila Shamsie is a celebrated Pakistani contemporary English novelist. Born and raised in Karachi, Kamila Shamsie was the daughter of renowned journalist Muneeza Shamsie and the granddaughter of Begum Jahanara Habibullah. She attended Karachi Grammar school then did his graduation in Creative writing from Hamilton College. She also did MFA program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she got acquainted with the Legendary Kashmiri poet Agha Shahid Ali and was influenced by him. Currently she lives in London and carries dual Nationality of Pakistan and UK.
Kamila Shamsie wrote her first novel In The City by the Sea, published in 1998 which was shortlisted for John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in UK. She received in 1999, the Prime Minister Award for Literature in Pakistan. Her novels received Nationals and International awards. In 2010, Shamsie won an award from Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. In 2013, her name was included in the list of Granta List of 20 best young British writers. Shamsie is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.