Today Cheryl Akle talks to Fatima Bhutto about her life in Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan, being raised by a single father, and how he shared a love of books and stories with her. This led to her career as a writer, and her latest novel The Runaways.
Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and grew up in Syria and Pakistan. Fatima’s work has appeared in The Guardian, The Financial Times, Vogue and other publications. She is the author of five books. The Shadow of the Crescent Moon was longlisted in 2014 for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction and won the Prix de la Romanciere in France. Her latest novel is The Runaways.