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Ali Smith


Scotland (b.1962)

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. Smith writes for The Guardian, The Scotsman and the TLS.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Children's Fiction, Fantasy
 
New and upcoming books
October 2024

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Gliff
 
Series
Seasonal Quartet
   1. Autumn (2016)
   2. Winter (2017)
   3. Spring (2019)
   4. Summer (2020)
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Novels
   Like (1997)
   Hotel World (2001)
   The Accidental (2005)
   There but for the (2011)
   How to be both (2014)
   Companion Piece (2022)
   Gliff (2024)
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Collections
   Free Love and Other Stories (1998)
   Other Stories and Other Stories (1999)
   The Whole Story and Other Stories (2003)
   The Brighton Book (2005) (with others)
   Writ (2006)
   The First Person (2008)
   Ox-Tales: Fire (2009) (with others)
   Road Stories (2012) (with others)
   Six Shorts (2013) (with others)
   Shire (2013)
   Public Library and Other Stories (2015)
   Scottish Stories: Everyman Pocket Classics (2023) (with others)
   Furies (2023) (with others)
   A Cage Went in Search of a Bird (2024) (with others)
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Plays
   The Seer (2006)
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Anthologies edited
   Brilliant Careers (2000) (with Kasia Boddy and Sarah Wood)
   Shorts (2000)
   Pretext 5: Fiction; Criticism; Poetry: Blow Up Your TV (2002) (with Julia Bell)
   Word Jig (2003) (with Michel Faber and Andrew Greig)
   Mays 2003 (2003)
   New Writing: No. 13 (2005) (with Toby Litt)
   The Reader (2006)
   The Book Lover (2008)
   Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (2009) (with Kasia Boddy and Sarah Wood)
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Non fiction
   Artful (2012)
   In the Spirit of Spark (2018)
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Series contributed to
Myths
   7. Girl Meets Boy (2007)
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Elsewhere
   1. Here (2012) (with others)
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Ali Smith recommends
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Parasol Against the Axe (2024)
Helen Oyeyemi
"A writer of sentences so elegant that they gleam."
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Best of Friends (2022)
Kamila Shamsie
"A shining tour de force."
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News of the Dead (2021)
James Robertson
"A marvellous novelist."

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Anthologies containing stories by Ali Smith
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First Light (2022)
A Celebration of Alan Garner
edited by
Erica Wagner
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Life (2013)
Great Short Stories for Women by Women
edited by
Victoria Hislop
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Jawbreakers (2012)
2012 National Flash-fiction Day Anthology
edited by
Calum Kerr and Valerie O'Riordan

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