Agent: Sophie Hicks

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Shamim Sarif is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and director.

Her debut novel, The World Unseen was inspired by her family’s South African Indian heritage and won the Betty Trask Award and the Pendleton May First Novel award.

Shamim has adapted and directed the films of all three of her novels including, most recently, Despite the Falling Snow. The book was published by Headline in the UK and St Martin’s Press in the US and stars Rebecca Ferguson and Charles Dance in a story of love and betrayal in cold war Russia. Her films have won 47 awards internationally.

An accomplished speaker, Shamim has spoken at TED events worldwide, at the INK Conference in India and DLD in Munich as well as corporate speaking events including Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Citibank and Disney.

The Athena Protocol is her first book for young adults and will be published by Harper Children's in September 2019.

Shamim lives in London with her wife, Hanan, and their two sons.


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