British-Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie bagged London Hellenic Prize for Home Fire

British-Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie is on a winning row for her latest offering ‘Home Fire’ that has recently bagged the coveted London Hellenic Prize, 2017 along with cash reward worth £10,000 in an official ceremony held on Tuesday.


Kamila’s seventh novel, Home Fire is an adaptation of a Greek myth Antigone that reimagines Sophocles’s play in a contemporary setting.

The Prize is awarded to the best book that is inspired by Greek literature or is related to Greek tradition as it celebrates “the cultural cross-fertilisation of the Greek and English-speaking worlds”.


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