Shamim Sarif

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Born in the UK, Shamim is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and director.

Her next book, The Athena Protocol, is an all-female YA contemporary action thriller that is published by Harper Teen in September 2019.

Her debut novel, The World Unseen, won a Betty Trask award and the Pendleton May First Novel award.

Shamim has adapted and directed the films of 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. The movie stars Rebecca Ferguson and Charles Dance in a story of love and betrayal in cold war Russia. Her films have won 47 awards internationally.

Shamim’s third novel, I Can’t Think Straight, formed the basis of her cult hit film of t
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"Mission: Impossible for YA readers? That's what novelist Patrick Ness suggests The Athena Protocol is in a blurb on the dust jacket, and the comparison is reasonable. But while the Impossible Missions Force is connected with the government, Athena is" Read more of this review »
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"The first book "The Athena Protocol" was an amazing thrill ride that needs more love! Also I LOVE the cover of this so freaking much! I have to know what happens next!"
"or … a not-so-funny-thing happened on the way to my book launch. Thanksgiving was going to be amazing. The author copies of my newest Sid Rubin Silicon Alley Adventure, SAY HER NAME, arrived two weeks before my partner and I were heading to Jer..." Read more of this blog post »
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"I found the Athena Protocol in a pile of new YA books, and began reading with that genre in mind. Only later did I read the cover notes that promoted its author as the new Robert Ludlum. I'm sticking with the initial impression. The author is good, n" Read more of this review »
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“Every night I empty my heart, but by morning it's full again.
Slow droplets of you seep in through the night's soft caress.
At dawn, I overflow with thoughts of us
An aching pleasure that gives me no respite.
Love cannot be contained, the neat packaging of desire
Splits asunder, spilling crimson through my days.
Long, languishing days that are now bruised tender with yearning,
Spent searching for a fingerprint, a scent, a breath you left behind.”
Shamim Sarif, I Can't Think Straight

“It was the downfall of love, Lamia thought wistfully, that it inspired the lover to toss away any shred of caution just to obtain the pure, desperate pleasure of talking about the beloved.”
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“Lamia was not sure whether she liked Leyla. She was too quiet, too knowing, her eyes were always probing, she felt, and she was clearly a bad influence on Tala, enticing her to museums and libraries when she should be shopping.”
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