Kamila Shamsie's winning accolade after accolade for her latest novel Home Fire.
The British-Pakistani author has bagged the London Hellenic Prize, 2017 and awarded a cash prize of £10,000 for her seventh novel, Home Fire, a rework of Greek myth Antigone that reimagines Sophocles's play in a contemporary setting.
The Prize, which is given to the best book inspired by or relating to Greece, celebrates "the cultural cross-fertilisation of the Greek and English-speaking worlds".
"Upon conclusion of a heated debate in the grounds of New College, Oxford, Kamila Shamsie was chosen as the winner of the 2017 Prize for her novel, Home Fire," read the website.
Although the winner was announced on October 15, the official ceremony took place Tuesday night at King’s College London.