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, published by Bloomsbury.

The award ceremony of the 2017 Prize will take place in London in late November at the kind hospitality of the new Koraes Chair and Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College London, as well as joint Winner of the 2000 Prize, Gonda Van Steen.

A fuller press release will follow.