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)

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Spring (Seasonal, #3)

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There but for the

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Girl Meets Boy

3.82 avg rating — 6,353 ratings — published 2007 — 40 editions
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Hotel World

3.59 avg rating — 5,538 ratings — published 2001 — 17 editions
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Summer (Seasonal, #4)

4.23 avg rating — 3,329 ratings — published 2020 — 7 editions
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3.53 avg rating — 3,464 ratings — published 2015 — 3 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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“To be known so well by someone is an unimaginable gift. But to be imagined so well by someone is even better.”
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