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Ali Smith


Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962. She grew up in a working-class family. She studied at Aberdeen University and the University of Cambridge, where she started but did not finish a Ph. D. She worked as a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, before becoming a full-time writer. She has written novels, stories, several plays (unpublished) and non-fiction.

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The detainee’s tale by Ali Smith: ‘I thought you would help me’


1995 Free Love and Other Stories (stories)
1997 Like (novel)
1999 Other Stories and Other Stories (stories)
2001 Hotel World (novel)
2003 The Whole Story and Other Stories (stories)
2005 The Accidental (novel)
2007 Girl Meets Boy (novel)
2008 The First Person and Other Stories (stories)
2011 There But For The (novel)
2012 Artful (novel)
2013 Shire (essays/stories)
2014 How to Be Both (novel)
2015 The Public Library and Other Stories (stories)
2016 Autumn (novel)
2017 Winter (novel)
2019 Spring (novel)
2020 Summer (novel)
2022 Companion Piece (novel)
2024 Gliff (novel)