Look, Listen & Learn


Winner of the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction, Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire is a retelling of the Sophocles play Antigone set in the age of ISIS and has been described as “urgent and explosive” (NPR). Raised in Karachi but now living in London, Shamsie has written seven novels exploring society, politics, family and faith through the lens of calamitous world events – including 9/11 and the war in Syria. Shamsie, who bravely goes where many fear to tread, discusses the personal and the political in her writing with Paula Morris.

Supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation.