The First Person and Other StoriesAuthor: Ali SmithPublisher: Penguin Books LtdCategory: Contemporary Fiction, Short Story BooksBook Format: Paperback
Wonderful. Pared down to the point of perfection. Smith's sly wit and dextrous storytelling sing. Read' Independent 'Quintessential, even vintage . . . lilts and scintillates. Smith's best tales are airy, darting like sprites or pop-up jokes. Delicious stuff' Scotsman The First Person and Other Stories appeals to your head, your heart and your funny bone. Always playful, but also very moving and very funny, Ali Smith explores the ways, and the whys, of life, love and storytelling. 'Utterly fascinating, deeply pleasurable. Smith is a brilliant storyteller' Time Out 'Teasing, provoking, quick-witted, Smith's stories are fearless. These nimble tales, lightly turning cartwheels . . . continue to reverberate long after you have read them' Sunday Telegraph 'Will tickle your brain and your funny bone as much as your heart- don't overlook' thelondonpaper 'A masterpiece. Smith has crafted a set of short stories that work together to create a brilliant and thought-provoking collection' Independent on Sunday 'Ali Smith is a true and valuable British original' Nick Hornby
About Ali SmithAli Smith was born in Inverness in 1962. She is the author of Spring, Winter, Autumn, Public library and other stories, How to be both, Shire, Artful, There but for the, The first person and other stories, Girl Meets Boy, The Accidental, The whole story and other stories, Hotel World, Other stories and other stories, Like and Free Love. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Bailey's Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Autumn was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 and Winter was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2018. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.
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