Ali Smith


Born
in Inverness, Scotland
August 24, 1962

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Ali Smith is a writer, born in Inverness, Scotland, to working-class parents. She was raised in a council house in Inverness and now lives in Cambridge. She studied at Aberdeen, and then at Cambridge, for a Ph.D. that was never finished. In a 2004 interview with writing magazine Mslexia, she talked briefly about the difficulty of becoming ill with chronic fatigue syndrome for a year and how it forced her to give up her job as a lecturer at University of Strathclyde to focus on what she really wanted to do: writing. She has been with her partner Sarah Wood for 17 years and dedicates all her books to her.


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Autumn (Seasonal, #1)

3.71 avg rating — 45,138 ratings — published 2016 — 48 editions
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How to Be Both

3.65 avg rating — 17,629 ratings — published 2014 — 38 editions
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Winter (Seasonal, #2)

3.90 avg rating — 9,495 ratings — published 2017 — 38 editions
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The Accidental

3.34 avg rating — 10,053 ratings — published 2005 — 59 editions
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There but for the

3.45 avg rating — 7,391 ratings — published 2011 — 37 editions
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Hotel World

3.57 avg rating — 5,021 ratings — published 2001 — 39 editions
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Girl Meets Boy

3.83 avg rating — 5,580 ratings — published 2007 — 39 editions
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Spring (Seasonal, #3)

4.24 avg rating — 4,580 ratings — published 2019 — 29 editions
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Public Library and Other St...

3.51 avg rating — 3,087 ratings — published 2015 — 14 editions
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Artful

4.05 avg rating — 2,291 ratings — published 2012 — 17 editions
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“Books mean all possibilities. They mean moving out of yourself, losing yourself, dying of thirst and living to your full. They mean everything.”
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“She likes to read, she reads all the time, and she prefers to be reading several things at once, she says it gives endless perspective and dimension.”
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