Ali Smith is a writer, born in Inverness, Scotland, to working-class parents. She was raised in a council house in Inverness and now lives in Cambridge. She studied at Aberdeen, and then at Cambridge, for a Ph.D. that was never finished.
Speaking at the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference, Ali Smith argues that it is the duty of both readers and writers to 'be as open as a book, and alive to the life in language'.
About the Author. Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962. She is the author of Free Love and Other Stories, Like, Other Stories and Other Stories, Hotel World, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy, The First Person and Other Stories, There but for the, Artful, How to be both, and Public Library and other stories.Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and.
In such novels as Hotel World and the Whitbread Prize winning The Accidental, Ali Smith has established herself as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary fiction. Covering her complete oeuvre, from the short stories to her most recent novel There but for the, this is the first comprehensive critical guide to Smith's work. Bringing together leading scholars, Ali Smith: Contemporary.
Spring, the tenth novel by acclaimed Scottish writer Ali Smith, goes on sale in the US today.It’s an especially remarkable accomplishment considering that Smith has also published (among several other works) five short story collections, a book of essays, a handful of plays, a retelling of Antigone for children, as well as introductions to re-releases and new translations of iconic works by.
Ali Smith possesses the perfect characteristics of the short story writer: rigorous self-discipline in the planning process, an eagle eye for condensing detail, a capacity for using the personal and individual to suggest universal truths and a skill for hinting at a wider world beyond the story, all of which can be seen in her three major collections of short stories Free Love and Other.
Smith’s political hunger is at times ravenous enough to swallow proportion. But, again, the best wordplay here earns its keep by growing new meanings, or new ways of looking at old meanings.
In Ali Smith’s “Free Love” while traveling abroad in Amsterdam, a teenage girl is able to explore something she has never been capable of before, her sexual orientation. Whereas, in Ernest Hemingway’s “Mr. and Mrs. Elliot”, to society Cornelia and Hubert seem to be happily married, however behind closed doors Cornelia is able to express her true sexual identity.
How To Be Both pushes the theme, and the formal invention, to new extremes. The book's other trick, deftly revealed by Smith 20 or so pages into each half, is that both characters are in fact female.
Girl meets Boy is a short book, but it’s so rich. I know that Ali Smith’s writing doesn’t work for everyone, but personally I love it. The more I read her, actually, the more I love her. I love her tenderness, her subtlety, her rawness, her humour and her warmth.
Already acknowledged as one of the most inventive novelists writing in Britain today, with her new novel, Autumn, Ali Smith also proves herself to be one of the country’s foremost chroniclers.
Ali Smith evokes the twin spirits of time and place in an extraordinarily powerful first novel, which teases out the connections between people, the attractions, the ghostly repercussions. By turns funny, haunting and disconcertingly moving, LIKE soars across hidden borders between cultures, countries, families, friends and lovers.
The myth of Iphis is one of the happier of Ovid's metamorphoses: the girl raised as a boy to avoid her father's wrath falls in love with another girl, upon which her gender is changed by the.
Hello, I’m Ali Smith I’m a qualified and accredited NLP master and coach, timeline therapist, clinical hypnotherapist and NNRT therapist I specialise in helping people to break free by letting go of all those negative emotions, limiting beliefs and unhelpful patterns of behaviour that tend to keep them stuck and prevent them from moving forward in life.
Ali Smith’s 2014 Man Booker shortlisted How to be Both just keeps on hoovering up the accolades. After its Man Booker shortlisting the novel has gone on to win the Goldsmith’s Prize, the Costa Novel Prize and the Saltire Prize and now she has bagged the women-only Bailey’s Prize (formerly the Orange).When Ali Smith started Autumn last year she envisaged it as a farce about an antiques shop. It’s the first of four novels, one for each season, reacting to real-life events. But Smith says she.Ali Smith’s “Autumn” is shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; “Winter” is published next month by Hamish Hamilton. She appears at the Cambridge Literary Festival, in association with the NS, on 26 November. For more details on the Goldsmiths Prize, click here.