The two Pakistani writers, Mohsin Hamid and Kamila Shamsie, have been included in BBC’s list for ‘100 novels that shaped our world. The novels have been chosen by an expert panel. Mohsin Hamid’s novel ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ falls in ‘Crime and Conflict’ category, while Kamila Shamsie authored ‘Home Fire’ is included in the ‘Politics, Power and Protest’ category.
The list also includes novels by famous authors, including Toni Morrison and Sylvia Plath that have been recognised by the BBC. Tying into the BBC’s year-long literature, the BBC-assembled expert panel of six leading British writers, curators and critics today reveal the English language titles that have shaped their world in a 100-strong list designed to “spark debate about the novels that have had a big impact on us all personally and culturally”.
The panel of experts that curate this list included Radio 4 Front Row presenter and Times Literary Supplement editor Stig Abell, authors Juno Dawson, Kit de Waal and Alexander McCall Smith, broadcaster Mariella Frostrup and Bradford Festival Literary Director Syima Aslam. The list will form the basis of digital reading resources that will be made available on the BBC Arts website from January 2020.
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16 November, 2019