Shamim Sarif

Biography

Writer and director Shamim Sarif is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and film director.
Her new book, The Athena Protocol, is an all-female contemporary action thriller that will be released by Harper Collins in September 2019 as the first in a series. The book is represented by CAA for book to film rights.
Shamim’s most recent feature as writer/director is Despite the Falling Snow, which released in the US in March 2017. The movie stars Rebecca Ferguson and Charles Dance and is based on her acclaimed second novel set in Cold War Moscow, published by St Martin’s Press and Hodder. The movie has garnered 13 awards to date.
Her first feature film as writer/director, ‘I Can’t Think Straight’ won 11 awards. Her follow up movie ‘The World Unseen’ based on her award-winning book, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival before garnering 23 awards internationally. Her third film, a documentary called ‘The House of Tomorrow’, was shot on location in Jerusalem.
Shamim’s next TV and film project is Polarized; a love story between two women from very different sides of post-Trump America.
An accomplished speaker, Shamim has spoken at TED events worldwide, at the INK Conference in India and DLD in Munich. Corporate speaking events have included Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Citibank and Disney.
Apart from her awards for films and books, Shamim is the recipient of several other accolades including the Variety Catherine award in 2017.

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Books

I Can't Think Straight
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,890. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
'a brilliantly executed, romantic, sexy, and heart-warming page-turner..Cherrygrrl.com. 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. Categories: 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,720. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: 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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