Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie of Kartography and Salt and Saffron fame has been shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel A God in Every Stone.
Published in 2014, The Guardian described A God in Every Stone as a story that “follows a young Londoner, Vivian Rose Spencer, from an archaeological dig in Turkey back to Britain where she works as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse during the first world war. After a crucial betrayal, she travels on to Peshawar.”
Critics have called the book ‘evocative’ and ‘beautifully composed’.
Six books were shortlisted for the prize, announced on the awards website.
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman.
On Twitter, Shamsie acknowledged her fellow nominees, saying she’s in great company.