Description - Artful by Ali Smith
Both heartfelt fiction concerning a character haunted by a dead lover, and dazzling essay on literature and art, Artful is Ali Smith's extraordinary exploration of life, love and writing. Winner of the Foyles/Bristol Festival of Ideas Prize 2013 'Smart, allusive, informal, playful, audacious. It is totally seductive.' Independent on Sunday 'Brilliant and moving.' Evening Standard, Book of the Year 'Astounding, uncanny . . . a powerful and unprecedented work.' Lydia Davis 'Audacious, acrobatic prose that somehow also manages to be heartbreaking.' Financial Times 'Imagine a boozy, free-associating dinner party with (among many others) the surrealists, Katherine Mansfield, W. G. Sebald, Lee Miller, Shakespeare, Forster, Colette, Pasternak, Jackie Kay and Freud . . .A wonderful, deeply original book.' Julie Myerson, Observer 'If you're interested in writing and literature this is a treasure.' Daily Express
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(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
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Author Biography - Ali Smith
ALI SMITH's works of fiction include the novel Hotel World, which was short-listed for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award, and The Accidental, which won the Whitbread Award and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Her story collections include Free Love, which won a Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award and a Scottish Arts Council Award, The Whole Story and Other Stories, and How to be Both, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in 2015. Born in Inverness, Scotland, Smith lives in Cambridge, England.