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Ali Smith Books In Order

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Publication Order of Seasonal Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Story of Antigone (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Other Stories and other stories (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Free Love and Other Stories (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whole Story and Other Stories (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writ (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Person and Other Stories (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shire (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Public Library and Other Stories (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Artful (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Spirit of Spark (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Park Stories Books

A Report To The Minister: Bushy Park (By: Will Self) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Park Stories (With: William Boyd,Will Self,Nicola Barker,Adam Thorpe,Hanan Al-Shaykh,Clare Wigfall) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Force of Will, Alone: Greenwich Park (By: Nicola Barker) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Direct Hit: Hyde Park (By: Adam Thorpe) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Beauty Parlour for Swans: Kensington Gardens (By: Hanan Al-Shaykh) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Diva Book of Short Stories(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Matter Issue(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Writing 13(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brighton Book(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midsummer Nights(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sea of Azov(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sisters(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freedom(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ox-Tales: Fire(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing on the Edge(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Road Stories(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Here(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
1914 - Goodbye to All That(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jawbreakers(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out There: An Anthology of Scottish LGBT writing(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Light: A Celebration of Alan Garner(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arboreal of Words from the Woods(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ends of Collage(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scottish Stories(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Furies(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cage Went in Search of a Bird: Ten Kafkaesque Stories(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ali Smith is a published author, journalist, playwright, and academic.

Ali Smith was born August 24, 1962, in Scotland in Inverness. Her parents were working class. She grew up in a local council house. She moved to Cambridge, where she currently resides.

She attended Aberdeen for her higher education and then pursued her Ph.D. at Cambridge but didn’t finish it. She talks about how she started writing in a magazine interview in 2004, where she briefly spoke about how coming down with chronic fatigue syndrome for the better part of a year.

Smith talked about how she did have to give up working at the University of Strathclyde lecturing. Even though this was tough, it also came with a silver lining for the author as it finally allowed her the chance to pursue her passion. Smith knew that she really loved writing and wanted to pursue it as a career, and her illness afforded her an opportunity to go for it.

Ali Smith has a partner that she has been with for over a decade. She dedicates all of her novels to her partner Sarah Wood.

Ali Smith is the creator and the author of the Seasonal series. The series started off with the release of the debut novel Autumn, which came out in 2016. Winter followed that and the third novel in the series is titled Spring and came out in 2019. The fourth book is Summer. If you are looking for a new and interesting fictional series to pick up and get into, then check this one out!

Autumn is the first novel in the Seasonal series by author Ali Smith. If you love the time of year where the leaves all change color and the air starts to get crisp as Halloween approaches, then check out this debut that captures all of the magic of this season and more.

Everyone knows that autumn is the season where the mists come in and the harvests are gathered. It is where the last of the fruitfulness is carried out in a mellow fashion. That is what the author recounts the season feeling like in 1819 for the author Keats.

But what about the season of autumn years later, in 2016? Over a century later, life continues to go on. Daniel is now a hundred years old. Meanwhile Elisabeth was born in the year 1984 and continues to work toward her future. She has every reason to believe that it will be bright.

In this story, the U.K. currently has fallen into pieces. This is thanks to a summer that arrives once in a generation and has become instantly historic. Passions run high as life goes on and love is continually won, held, and lost. The people are hopeful just as much as they are without hope. Meanwhile, the seasons continue to change.

This debut novel from Ali Smith is sure to win readers over with her meditative reflection on our world seen through her own fictional lens. As the world that Elisabeth lives in becomes more exclusive, challenging, and bordered, will she be able to adapt with the times as the seasons flow on?

This is a world examined by a writer with questions in her own mind about what defines worth or what defines being rich. It examines what the idea of harvest is and more. In this intriguing first story and installment of a quartet you can find four books that can stand on their own and still remain interconnected.

Cyclical just like the seasons, these stories may be from a fictional past, but they also cast a reflection about the times that we are living in. Certain to be a hit now and into the future, this novel is both an exploration and a discovery.

When it comes to who we are as human beings and what we are made of, what life’s meaning is and what we do with the time that we have, the energy of our art and our actions, and what we do that makes history, this book contains ruminations on all of these themes and more.

With endless exploration into the human heart and mind, the cyclic nature of life and the planet, pick up a novel that comes directly from the fantastic mind of one of Scotland’s greatest contemporary authors and see what she has to say about love, aging, time, life, stories, the seasons, and more.

Winter is the engaging second installment of the Seasons series, a four part fictional master work from author Ali Smith.

The season of winter is known for being challenging to survive. The weather grows cold and harsh. The days shrink and the amount of light that is available to be used lessens. We grow sleepy and long to hibernate with the shortened days and the long nights.

With frosty wind and bleak moods, water becomes stone and the earth becomes iron. The trees grow bare and start to shiver. The leaves of summer also turn and become dead, waiting for spring to come. As the world slowly starts to shrink and the sap automatically begins to sink, winter is a tough season that also has a unique beauty.

As much as it covers things up with snow and blankets objects in white, winter also has the power inside it to make various things visible to the eye. Just as there is ice, there also must be the heat of fire in order to counteract it.

Winter is a time where the taxing nature of winter matches up to the power of the human life force. It is the most difficult of all the seasons to make it through and requires a strong reserve of energy as well as resolve. This is the time when things to sleep and save up their power to make it to a new season where the energies change over from hibernation to growth.

This second novel from Ali Smith takes an insightful look at a season that demands a creation of warmth and makes its own memories. It teaches us how to survive and allows us to appreciate the arrival of a new season with the spring. Pick up Winter to take in this unique novel for yourself!

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