Kamila Shamsie is the acclaimed author of six novels. Born in Pakistan, she now lives in London. She will read from her most recent novel, A God in Every Stone (2014). Mostly set in London and Peshawar in the first decades of the twentieth century, the novel explores ‘the communality [and] contradictions … of empire’ (Tabish Khair, Financial Times). In an opening session, reading groups who have read the novel will be able to offer responses to their experiences of reading it, after which Shamsie will give a reading and be in conversation with Elleke Boehmer and the audience.