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Castlefield Manchester Sermon: Kamila Shamsie

  • 14
  • Oct




Image of Kamila Shamsie dressed in black, on a black background

We are delighted that Kamila Shamsie will be giving the 7th Castlefield Manchester Sermon, reflecting on ethical issues of the day. One of our finest contemporary writers, Kamila grew up in Karachi and now lives in London. She has written six compelling and beautifully crafted novels including Burnt Shadows, Broken Verses, Salt and Saffron, and A God in Every Stone, which was shortlisted for both the Walter Scott Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Her work has been translated into over twenty languages and she is a Granta Best of Young British Novelist. Championed as ‘a writer of immense ambition and strength’ by Salman Rushdie, she frequently explores history, conflict, empire, freedom, love, friendship and the call of adventure in her work. In 2015 she delivered a National Conversation provocation that suggested publishers should make 2018 the Year of Publishing Women. Her Sermon will be followed by a conversation with author Jeanette Winterson.

This event is in partnership with Manchester Cathedral and sponsored by Castlefield, responsible finance and ethical investment specialists with headquarters in Manchester.