The Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre in association with the New Statesman presents Ali Smith

Ali Smith in conversation with Jonathan Derbyshire, culture editor of the New Statesman


The Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre in association with the New Statesman presents Ali Smith

Ali Smith will read from her work and reflect on the art of fiction.

‘She's a genius, genuinely modern in the heroic, glorious sense’ (Alain de Botton)

Ali Smith’s first book, Free Love and Other Stories (1995), won the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award and a Scottish Arts Council Award. Her first novel, Like, was published in 1997 and a second collection of short stories, Other Stories and Other Stories, in 1999. Hotel World (2001) won the Encore Award, a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and the inaugural Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award. It was also shortlisted for both the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Booker Prize for Fiction. The Accidental (2004) won the 2005 Whitbread Novel Award. Girl Meets Boy was published in 2007 and There But For The in 2011. She has also published a play, The Seer (2006), and her most recent collection of short stories is The First Person and Other Stories (2008). The Book Lover (2008) is a personal anthology of favourite pieces of writing gathered over the course of her life. Her most recent work, Artful (2012), is a brilliantly inventive hybrid of fiction, essay and lecture.

The event is free to attend, reserve your place here:

Event Information

Location: IGLT, Whitehead Building
Cost: Free
Website: Part of the Goldsmiths Prize public lecture series
Department: English and Comparative Literature
Time: 13 March 2013, 18:00 - 19:30

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