Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of Free Love, Like, Hotel World, Other Stories and Other Stories, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy and The First Person and Other Stories.
She's a genius, genuinely modern in the heroic, glorious sense -- Alain de Botton One of the most inventive writers we have. She jumps from high places and lands on her feet -- Jackie Kay Smith is a brilliant storyteller * Time Out * Hurrah for Ali Smith! * The Times * Quirky, intricately put together * New York Times * Exceedingly clever and subtly wrenching . . . this novel is a marvel * Washington Post * Exhilarating * Marie Claire * A warm, playful, dazzlingly written modern fable * Irish Independent * A playful yet erudite celebration of words. . . . Smith's prose is not just supple, it's acrobatic * Daily Telegraph * A tour de force -- Lionel Shriver * Financial Times * Playful, humorous, serious, profoundly clever and profoundly affecting * Guardian *