Shamim Sarif recently directed the motion picture adaptation of I Can’t Think Straight. She is also the writer/director of the award-winning feature film, The World Unseen, which is based on her novel of the same name. She has won several Best Director Awards including a prestigious SAFTA award. The book of "The World Unseen" won the Pendleton May First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award. She is the author of a further novel, Despite the Falling Snow. She lives in London with her partner Hanan and their two children.