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Andreas Schmidt's photograph UNTITLED 1 877 333 9474/C was shown at the Kowalsky Gallery in London in summer 2009 and writer Shelley Silas responded to the piece with a text, both of which are reproduced here in this limited edition book.
Shelley Silas was born in Calcutta and grew up in north London. Her stage plays include Eating Ice Cream on Gaza Beach, Mercy Fine, Calcutta Kosher and Falling.
Her plays for BBC Radio Four include, I am Emma Humphreys, INK, Collective Fascination, Nothing Happened (with Luke Sorba), The Sound of Silence (short-listed for an Imison Award) and The Magpie Stories. She adapted Hanan al-Shaykh's novel, Only in London, and co-adapted Paul Scott's The Raj Quartet (with John Harvey). She compiled and edited an anthology of short stories, 12 Days, published by Virago. She is currently working on a stage play, a new radio commission and a TV comedy.
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