British-Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie is among six contenders shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Shamsie has been shortlisted for her novel A God in Every Stone published in 2014, according to Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction website.
A powerful story of friendship, injustice, love and betrayal, the story follows a young Englishwoman, Vivian Rose Spencer.
In the summer of 1914, Spencer finds herself fulfilling a dream by joining an archeological dig in Turkey. Working alongside Germans and Turks, she falls in love with archaeologist, Tahsin Bey, and joins him in his quest to find an ancient silver circlet. The outbreak of war in Europe brings her idyllic summer to a sudden end, and her friends become her nation’s enemies.
This is Shamsie’s sixth book to be shortlisted for the title.
The novelist was named to Granta magazine’s list of best young British novelists in 2013 – a once-a-decade roster with a reputation for predicting literary stars.