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Ali Shaw

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Ali Shaw is the author of The Trees, The Man who Rained and The Girl with Glass Feet, which won the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. He grew up in Dorset and studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He has worked as a bookseller and at Oxford’s Bodleian Library. He lives with his wife and two-year-old daughter.

I’ve kepttrying to find time, in the fortnight since The Trees was published, to post some of the drawings I made whileI was writing it. Time for a fight with my scanner, anda clean-up in Photoshop. I haven’t quite finished yet, but thought I’d post the four whisperers whose picturesappear in the book itself. The others will come a-creeping soon, I promise.

These were just done with pencils and...

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The Girl With Glass Feet

3.40 avg rating — 5,521 ratings — published 2009 — 30 editions
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The Man Who Rained

3.66 avg rating — 538 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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4.01 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2016 — 7 editions
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“Have you ever hoped for something? And held out for it against all the odds? Until everything you did was ridiculous? ”
Ali Shaw, The Girl With Glass Feet

“One day, I learned that a single look can change everything. And since then I have seen it countless times. I have grappled to understand it and failed. For instance, all it took was a look from another man for my wife to fall out of love with me. It baffles me that a simple alignment of eyes can cause so much devastation.”
Ali Shaw, The Girl With Glass Feet

“It didn’t take tragedy or war to derail a man. It took only a memory.”
Ali Shaw, The Girl With Glass Feet

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