Ali Smith

A Far Cry From Kensington

‘Can you decide to think? – Yes, you can. You can put your mind to anything most of the time. You can sit peacefully in front of a blank television set, just wa... Read more

Phantoms Over Paris

'It’s the New York Herald Tribune, Jean Seberg’s voice in the middle of traffic. It’s Romaine Bohringer and Elsa Zylberstein lolling on a bench at the top of a city hill, art and hope and tragedy ahead of them.'

Ali Smith

Ali Smith is the author of fourteen novels and short-story collections, including The Accidental, Hotel World, How to be both, and the first two volumes of her Seasonal quartet, Autumn and Winter. She has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize four times and the Orange Prize twice, and has won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award. She lives in Cambridge.