Ep. 125: Kamila Shamsie on Capturing the Complexities of Lifelong Friendship

This week my guest is Kamila Shamsie, author of Best of Friends, a moving and surprising story of a lifelong friendship and the forces that bring it to the breaking point. We discussed how to tap into your teenage years, the magic of 2am writing, creating unforgettable characters, and much more.

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“A profound novel about friendship. I loved it to pieces.” —Madeline Miller

 

 

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About the Author:

Kamila Shamsie is the author of several previous novels, most recently Home Fire, which won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and was a finalist for the International Dublin Literary Award, the Costa Novel Award, and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, among other honors. She was raised in Karachi and lives in London. Learn more here.

 

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

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Ep. 124: Connie Berry on Crafting a Cozy Mystery That’s Perfect for Anglophiles

Author Connie Berry is on the podcast this week to discuss a new book in her Kate Hamilton mystery series, The Shadow of Memory, about an American antiques dealer who uncovers a dark secret buried in Victorian England.

 

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“A seamlessly plotted mystery for fans of English puzzles.”

— Library Journal starred review

 

 

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About the Author:

Like her protagonist, Connie Berry was raised by antiques dealers who instilled in her a passion for history, fine art, and travel. During college she studied at the University of Freiburg in Germany and St. Clare’s College, Oxford, where she fell under the spell of the British Isles. In 2019 Connie won the IPPY Gold Medal for Mystery and was a finalist for the Agatha Award’s Best Debut and she lives in Ohio. Learn more https://connieberry.com/

 

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

*A Bookish Home is now an affiliate of Bookshop.org. At no extra cost to you, we receive a small commission if you purchase something through the Bookshop.org links provided.