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Artful, Smith,  Ali
Artful
Ali Smith

Paperback $24.99 - Penguin UK
Fiction - Published: 20/Nov/2013 - ISBN: 9780241959572

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

'Engrossing, funny. A kind of magic - artful, witty and wise, Smith, like Hermes, like the Dodger, makes a charming, elusive companion.' Daily Telegraph

'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

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of Free Love, Like, Other Stories and Other Stories, Hotel World and The Whole Story and Other Stories.

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