Kamila Shamsie is the author of four novels, including the forthcoming Broken Verses (Bloomsbury, April 2005).

She is the recipient of a fellowship from the Arts Council of England, has been shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys Award (for both In the City by the Sea and Kartography), and is the recipient of two prizes from the Academy of Letters in Pakistan.

She is one of the 21 writers chosen as part of the Orange Futures campaign. She lives in Karachi and London, and is currently teaching in America.

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Margaret Busby

Margaret Busby, born in Ghana and educated in Britain, co-founded the publishing house Allison & Busby Ltd, of which she was editorial director for 20 years.

She is the editor of Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writing by Women of African Descent, contributes to many publications and has written drama for the stage and radio.

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Alex Clark

Alex Clark is a freelance literary journalist and broadcaster who has written for the Guardian, the Sunday Times and the Times Literary Supplement. Alex currently writes for the Daily Telegraph‘s books pages and is also writing a book about only-children.

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