A midsummer evening with Ali Smith
Ali Smith CBE returns to Norwich UNESCO City of Literature for a very special event to mark the opening of the National Centre for Writing (NCW). And who finer than Ali Smith for this landmark occasion: a Baileys and Goldsmiths prize-winning, Man Booker-shortlisted author of the bestselling Autumn and How to Be Both, National Centre for Writing Patron and writer at the very height of her powers.
In Winter, the second in Smith’s acclaimed seasonal cycle and the follow-up to the sensational Autumn, she considers our post-truth era with a sharp eye and dazzles with a story rooted in history and memory, art and love. On the longest day of the year, join us for a timely conversation with one of our generation’s warmest, wittiest and finest minds.
‘Leaping, laughing, sad, generous and winter-wise, [Winter] is a thing of grace.’ – The Guardian
About Ali Smith
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. Autumn was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 and Winter was longlisted for the Orwell Prize 2018.