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[12 Nov 2008 | Comments Off | ]

Mohsin Hamid, Tahmima Anam, Preeta Samarasan and Kamila Shamsie, are some of the writers who took part in this year’s SAMA Writers Festival, held at The Sage Gateshead in Newcastle (10-12 October, 2008)

The long weekend included readings, book launches and events as writers across the UK, India, France and Pakistan joined to share their work and celebrate the unique contribution that South Asian writers have made to the literature world.
The festival, the first of its kind, organised by the Northern Writers Centre, and the first ever to be held in …

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[12 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

I meet with Tahmima Anam minutes after she has given a reading – we have only ten minutes – so I quickly rush through the questions. I’m struck at how petite she is, there is an elegant poise about her. Without warning we are interrupted by a passer by. We both apologise, even though none of its our fault and then I begin the interview…
Anam spent two years in Bangladesh researching A Golden Age. I asked her about her time there and whether at any point she felt like a …