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Smith, Ali 1962-

Overview
Works: 187 works in 586 publications in 21 languages and 14,402 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Suspense fiction  Ghost stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PR6069.M4213, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Ali Smith
 
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The accidental by Ali Smith( Book )
61 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 2,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Talking her way into the Norfolk cottage that the Smart family is renting for the summer, Amber, an enigmatic con artist, insinuates herself into the lives of Eve, her husband Michael, and their children
There but for the by Ali Smith( Book )
41 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At a dinner party in the posh London suburb of Greenwich, Miles Garth suddenly leaves the table midway through the meal, locks himself in an upstairs room, and refuses to leave. An eclectic group of neighbors and friends slowly gathers around the house, and Miles' story is told from the points of view of four of them: Anna, a woman in her forties; Mark, a man in his sixties; May, a woman in her eighties; and a ten-year-old named Brooke. The thing is, none of these people knows Miles more than slightly. How much is it possible for us to know about a stranger? And what are the consequences of even the most casual, fleeting moments we share every day with one another?
Hotel world by Ali Smith( Book )
50 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lives of four women are changed by the ghost of a teenaged chambermaid one night at the Global Hotel
Girl meets boy : the myth of Iphis by Ali Smith( Book )
37 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Girl meets boy. It's a story as old as time. But in Whitbread winner Ali Smith's lyrical, funny, mash-up of Ovid's most joyful gender-bending metamorphosis story, girl meets boy in so many more ways than one
The first person and other stories by Ali Smith( Book )
30 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflecting on the subtle interconnections between what we know and what we feel, a collection of short fiction features "Astute Fiery Luxurious," "I Know Something You Don't Know," "The Child," and "Writ," about a woman who suddenly meets her fourteen-year-old self
How to be both by Ali Smith( Book )
15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The brilliant Booker-nominated novel from one of our finest authors: How to Be Both is a daring, inventive tale that intertwines the stories of a defiant Renaissance painter and a modern teenage girl. How can one be both--near and far, past and present, male and female? In Ali Smith's new novel, two extraordinary characters inhabit the spaces between categories. In one half of the book, we follow the story of Francescho del Cossa, a Renaissance painter in fifteenth-century Italy who assumes a duel identity, living as both a man and a woman. In the novel's other half, George, a contemporary English teenage girl, is in mourning after the death of her brilliant, rebellious mother. As she struggles to fill the void in her life, George finds her thoughts circling again and again around a whimsical trip she and her mother once made to Italy, to see a certain Renaissance fresco... These two stories call out to each other in surprising and deeply resonant ways to form a veritable literary double-take, bending the conventions of genre, storytelling, and our own preconceptions"--
Artful by Ali Smith( Book )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a meditative collection of writings on the nature of art and storytelling and incorporates tribute elements to iconic writers and artists throughout history
The accidental by Ali Smith( Recording )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a psychological thriller in which a family is unraveled by the deceptive lies of a mysterious visitor
The whole story and other stories by Ali Smith( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Lithuanian and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What happens when you run into Death in a busy train station? (You know he's Death because when he smiles, your cell phone goes dead.) What if your lover falls in love with a tree? Should you be jealous? From the woman pursued by a band of bagpipers in full regalia to the artist who's built a seven-foot boat out of secondhand copies of The Great Gatsby, Smith's characters are offbeat, charming, sexy, and as wonderfully complex as life itself."--BOOK JACKET
There but for the a novel by Ali Smith( )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At a dinner party in the posh London suburb of Greenwich, Miles Garth suddenly leaves the table midway through the meal, locks himself in an upstairs room, and refuses to leave. An eclectic group of neighbors and friends slowly gathers around the house, and the story of Miles is one told from the points of view of four of them
Like by Ali Smith( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel on an oddball woman and her eight-year-old daughter who live in a caravan in Scotland. The mother is upper class and a scholar, but she has lost the ability to read and has to rely on the daughter. Nor can she remember who fathered the child. A debut in fiction
The true deceiver by Tove Jansson( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deception-the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell others -is the subject of The True Deceiver, Tove Jansson's most unnerving and unpredictable novel. Here Jansson takes a darker look at the subjects that animate the best of her work: solitude and community, art and life, love and hate. All winter long the snow has been falling on the village. The sun rises late in the day, and once it does, there is little to do but trade tales. This year the talk of the town is all about Katri Kling and Anna Armelin. Katri is a yellow-eyed outcast who lives in a room with her simple teenaged brother and a dog she never bothered to name. She has no use for the daily dishonesties that smooth social life, but she can see to the rational core of any problem. Anna, an elderly children's book illustrator, is a respected and easygoing, if aloof, member of society. She lives alone in her family mansion, venturing out come springtime to paint exquisitely detailed paintings of the forest floor (to which her young fans insist she add adorable pink bunnies). When Anna needs someone to help around the house, Katri eagerly volunteers. It's not long before she and her brother have moved into the mansion and taken charge of just about every aspect of Anna's life and livelihood. As the season becomes increasingly oppressive, the two women find themselves engaged in a confrontation that will gradually strip away their cherished illusions
Hotel world by Ali Smith( Recording )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A passionate, funny, serious, captivating glimpse into the lives of five people connected to one branch of the ubiquitous Global Hotel chain. Brought together -- and forced apart -- by a bizarre incident involving a dumb waiter, we share their very different experiences of the life in the aftermath of death, of pain and sorrow, of hope and love -- everything, in fact, that the world dares to throw at us
Brilliant careers : the Virago book of twentieth-century fiction ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Other stories and other stories by Ali Smith( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Individually lucid and luminous, these formally inventive and exquisite tales resonate subtly together. In examining the distances and connections between ourselves and others, and lightly and expertly inching us closer to the bone, storytelling itself has never seemed so necessary, so moving or so joyous
Free love : and other stories by Ali Smith( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sunset song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The book lover ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Book Lover is a treasure trove of what Ali Smith has loved over the course of her reading life, in her twenties, as a teenager, as a child. Full of pieces from amazing writers like Sylvia Plath, Muriel Spark, Grace Paley, and Margaret Atwood, it also has a wonderful selection of lesser-known authors like Joseph Hoth, who is only just gaining proper status now, and Clarice Lispector, a Brazilian genius who's far too underpublished. From surprising figures like Beryl the Peril, Billie Holliday, and Lee Miller to unusual selections from the most prominent writers in history, The Book Lover is an intimate, personal anthology that gives readers a glimpse of how writers develop their craft - by reading other writers."--BOOK JACKET
Poems, stories and writings by Margaret Tait( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing upon a pioneering filmmaker's poetry collections, short stories, magazine articles, and unpublished notebooks, this collection contains the full range of Margaret Tait's writing. As it discusses Tait as filmmaker and writer in the context of mid-20th-century Scottish culture, this account offers valuable insights into her writing processes and how these might have translated into her film work. With poetry that is generous and independent in its vision of the world, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the crossovers between lit
Let's call the whole thing off : stories about breaking up and making up ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Smita, Ali 1962-
スミス, アリ
Languages
English (303)
Italian (10)
Dutch (8)
French (6)
Polish (4)
Spanish (4)
Swedish (3)
Lithuanian (3)
German (3)
Portuguese (2)
Czech (2)
Korean (2)
Japanese (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Finnish (1)
Danish (1)
Hungarian (1)
Bulgarian (1)
Russian (1)
Norwegian (1)
Serbian (1)
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