Shamim Sarif


Writer/director Shamim Sarif won the Pendleton May First Novel Award and the Betty Trask Award for her first novel, The World Unseen. In addition to publishing two further, acclaimed novels she is also a screenwriter and feature film director. Her two feature films have won over 30 international awards.
She has published many short stories and has built a successful career in script editing and screenplay adaptation. Shamim has also directed music videos and written lyrics for recorded songs. An accomplished speaker, she has spoken at TED events in London, Jerusalem and India, as well as at corporate events for companies such as Deloitte and Goldman Sachs.
Shamim has recently completed a feature documentary as writer and director. Shot on location in Israel and Palestine, The House of Tomorrow looks at the conflict between these countries from a perspective of women who are focused on building a future.

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I Can't Think Straight
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,900. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
'a brilliantly executed, romantic, sexy, and heart-warming Tala, a London-based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend. A funny and touching love story of two women, I Can’t Think Straight explores the clash between East and West, conventions & individuality
Despite the Falling Snow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,640. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
An epic and passionate story of love and betrayal, set in Cold War Moscow and modern day America. Alexander Ivanov defected 40 years ago from the Soviet government. Only now can he find out the truth about what happened to his enigmatic late wife Katya. The novel's journey back to the snowbound streets of post-Stalinist Moscow reveals a precarious, dangerous world of secrets and treachery.
The World Unseen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,730. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Winner of the Pendleton May First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award, The World Unseen is a captivating human drama and love story between two women who discover universal truths about integrity, justice and finding your voice in 1950's South Africa. 'Elegant and understated' The Times

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