Ali Smith is an extraordinary writer. Each one of her breathtakingly inventive novels is more captivating than the last – she is fearless with her plots and characters and the results are always enthralling. We are not the only readers to hold Ali in the highest esteem, she has won the Baileys Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award, and she has been shortlisted for the Man Booker on three occasions.
Following on from bestsellers such as How To Be Both, Hotel World and The Accidental, Ali now brings us a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in timescale and light-footed through history; a story about ageing and time and love and stories themselves. Here comes Autumn.
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That’s what it felt like for Keats in 1819. How about Autumn 2016? Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. The seasons roll round, as ever.
The first of a seasonal quartet Autumn casts an eye over our own time. Who are we? What are we made of? We are thrilled to be hosting a celebration of Ali’s brilliant body of work – and this latest novel in particular.
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