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Ali Smith

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Honorary Fellow

Ali Smith

Ali Smith is a fiction writer; she was born in Inverness and lives in Cambridge. Her writing has been translated into 40 languages.

Ali’s books have won and been shortlisted for many awards. How To Be Both (2014), winner of the Goldsmiths and Baileys Prize and the Costa Book Award for Best Novel; a collection of short stories, Public Library (2015).

In 2016 she embarked on one of the most ambitious literary projects of our time: a cycle of novels deeply embedded in time, with time, about time, culminating in a seasonal quartet Autumn (2016), Winter (2017), Spring (2019) and Summer (2020).

Like Smith’s earlier novels Hotel World (2001), The Accidental (2005) and How to Be Both, Autumn was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, with Summer winning the Orwell Prize in 2021 and shortlisted for the Women’s Prize.