Kamila Shamsie wins the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018
We are absolutely thrilled to announce Kamila Shamsie as the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018, for her truly exceptional novel HOME FIRE!
The 2018 Chair of Judges Sarah Sands said of the judging process: 'In the end we chose the book which we felt spoke for our times. Home Fire is about identity, conflicting loyalties, love and politics. And it sustains mastery of its themes and its form. It is a remarkable book which we passionately recommend.'
Further information on the Prize can be found here: https://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/reading-room/2018-prize/announcing-2018-womens-prize-winner
Rights have so far sold to: UK (Bloomsbury), US (Riverhead), Audio (Audible), Film/TV (Daybreak Pictures), Arabic (Dar Altanweer), Chinese Simplified (Citic Press), Danish (Politikens), Dutch (Signatuur), Farsi (Koolehposhti), Finnish (Gummerus), French (Actes Sud), German (Berlin Verlag), Greek (Psichogios), Hungarian (Park Kiado), Italian (Ponte alle Grazie), Norwegian (Gyldendal), Portuguese (Relogio d’Agua), Russian (Phantom), Spanish (Malpaso), Swedish (Polaris), Turkish (Kirmizi Kedi).
Rights are available in the Baltic countries, Brazil, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Poland and Taiwan.
We can now add the Women’s Prize for Fiction win to the hugely impressive list of accolades HOME FIRE has received so far:
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2017
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017
Shortlisted for the International Book Of The Year 2018 At The Australian Book Industry Awards
A Guardian Book Of The Year 2017
An Observer Book Of The Year 2017
A Telegraph Book Of The Year 2017
A New Statesman Book Of The Year 2017
An Evening Standard Book Of The Year 2017
A New York Times Book Of The Year 2017