The Bjørnson discussion

Meet this year’s Bjørnson speaker, Kamila Shamsie, in conversation with the author and State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Laila Bokhari, on the themes of literature, politics, human rights and freedom of expression.

The Pakistani-British author Kamila Shamsie became widely known in Norway following the translation of her novel Burnt Shadows into Norwegian. Since 1998 she has published six prize-winning novels and she is listed by the literary magazine Granta as one of the 20 most important young British authors of our time.

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