Previous Winners

2018


2018 Winner

Home Fire

Kamila Shamsie

Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she resumes a dream long deferred – studying in America. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream - to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew.   Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a London worlds away from theirs. As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to – or defy. The fates of these two families are inextricably, devastatingly entwined in this searing novel that asks: what sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

2018 Judges

  • Sarah Sands
  • Anita Anand
  • Katy Brand
  • Catherine Mayer
  • Imogen Stubbs