Ali Smith
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Ali Smith

Ali Smith CBE FRSL (born August 1962 in Inverness) is a Scottish writer.

She was born to working-class parents, raised in a council house in Inverness and now lives in Cambridge. She studied at the University of Aberdeen and then at Newnham College, Cambridge, for a PhD that she never finished. She worked as a lecturer at University of Strathclyde until she fell ill with CFS/ME. Following this she became a full-time writer and now writes for The Guardian, The Scotsman, and the Times Literary Supplement. Openly gay, she lives in Cambridge with her partner filmmaker Sarah Wood.

In 2007 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

In 2009, she donated the short story Last (previously published in the Manchester Review Online) to Oxfam's 'Ox-Tales' project, four collections of UK stories written by 38 authors. Her story was published in the 'Fire' collection.

Smith was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to literature.
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    • Spring

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
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    On the heels of Autumn and Winter comes Spring, the continuation of Ali Smith's celebrated Seasonal Quartet, a series of stand-alone novels, separate but interconnected (as the seasons are), wide-ranging in timescale and light-footed through histories....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such fine, modern storytelling!

    • By Suzanne Spano on 05-12-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Autumn

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 331
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
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      4 out of 5 stars 302

    Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of Pop Art, Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible use of language

    • By Mary on 03-06-17

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    • Winter

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
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    From the Man Booker-short-listed and Baileys Women's Prize-winning author of How to be both, the highly anticipated second novel in the acclaimed Seasonal series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stellar and magical!

    • By BK on 07-07-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • How to Be Both

    • A Novel
    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving, genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths, and fictions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive

    • By Saratarvin on 05-19-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • There but for the

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 36

    At a dinner party in the posh London suburb of Greenwich, Miles Garth suddenly leaves the table midway through the meal, locks himself in an upstairs room, and refuses to leave....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Insufferable as a bad house guest

    • By Robert on 08-24-12

    Regular price: $18.27

    • The Accidental

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill, Stina Nielsen, Jeff Woodman, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Barefoot, thirtysomething Amber shows up at the door of a Norfolk cottage that the Smarts are renting....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent writing, thought provoking

    • By L on 03-20-06

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Artful

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Ali Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    In 2012, Ali Smith delivered the Weidenfeld lectures on European comparative literature at St. Anne’s College, Oxford....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • #Reality/Loss/Mythology

    • By Ellen K. on 11-14-18
    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Ali Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 05-07-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Spring

    • Seasonal Quartet, Book 3
    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Spring will come. The leaves on its trees will open after blossom. Before it arrives, a hundred years of empire-making. The dawn breaks cold and still but, deep in the earth, things are growing....

    Regular price: $16.35

    • The Story of Antigone

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Ali Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "The crow crossed the sky, slow-beating her wings. Beat, beat, beat. It was night, not yet morning, and her feathers were so black that she coasted the air....

    Regular price: $5.64

    • Public Library and Other Stories

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Ali Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    With this brilliantly inventive collection, Ali Smith joins the campaign to save our public libraries and celebrate their true place in our culture and history....

    Regular price: $11.18

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