Writer/director Shamim Sarif won the Pendleton May First Novel Award and the Betty Trask Award for her first novel, The World Unseen. In addition to publishing two further, acclaimed novels she is also a screenwriter and feature film director. Her two feature films have won over 30 international awards.
She has published many short stories and has built a successful career in script editing and screenplay adaptation. Shamim has also directed music videos and written lyrics for recorded songs. An accomplished speaker, she has spoken at TED events in London, Jerusalem and India, as well as at corporate events for companies such as Deloitte and Goldman Sachs.
Shamim has recently completed a feature documentary as writer and director. Shot on location in Israel and Palestine, The House of Tomorrow looks at the conflict between these countries from a perspective of women who are focused on building a future.