The list, divided into sections ranging from classic to contemporary, featured Shamsie’s Home Fire in the Politics, Power, and Protest category while Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist was placed in the Crime and Conflict category.
Bapsi Sidhwa, an American-Pakistani novelist, joined the British-Pakistani writers on the list as well, being placed in the same category as Hamid for Ice Candy Man.
The list also featured timeless classics like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and JRR Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings.
The list was curated by a panel of experts including Times Literary Supplement editor Stig Abell, broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, authors Juno Dawson, Kit de Waal and Alexander McCall Smith, and Bradford Festival Literary Director Syima Aslam.
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