By the Book: Ali Smith with Sinead Gleeson
in conversation with Sinéad Gleeson
We’re delighted to welcome Bailey’s Prize-winning, Man Booker-shortlisted author of the best-selling Autumn and How to be Both), Ali Smith. In her dazzling new novel Winter, the second in her acclaimed Seasonal cycle and the follow-up to her sensational Autumn, Ali casts a merry eye over a post-truth era in a story rooted in history and memory and with a taproot deep in the evergreens, art and love. Join us and one of our favorite authors for what promises to be a warm, witty and upbeat evening of lively and intelligent conversation that will certainly keep away any winter blues.
Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962. She is the author of Free Love and Other Stories, Like, Other Stories and Other Stories, Hotel World, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy, The First Person and Other Stories, There but for the, Artful, How to be both, and Public Library and other stories. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Baileys Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Folio Prize. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge and her latest novels, Autumn and Winter are the first two of a quartet of novels published in 2016 and 2017.
Sinéad Gleeson is a writer and the presenter of RTE Radio 1’s ‘The Book Show’.