Tag: ali smith

#TheMyths from Canongate

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen that I received a very exciting parcel a couple of weeks ago. It contained Canongate’s #TheMyths series, a collection of six short books examining and retelling some of history’s most …

5. ‘Autumn’ by Ali Smith

I’m a little late to the party with Ali Smith’s seasonal ‘state of the nation’ series: Autumn was released in 2016, and the sequel, Winter, came out last year. But better late than never, and even if these books are …

55. ‘How to be both’ by Ali Smith

I’ve owned How to be both for a while, but it was seeing Ali Smith in conversation with Kamila Shamsie at my local Waterstones recently that inspired me to finally pick it up. I hadn’t read any Ali Smith …

An evening with Ali Smith and Kamila Shamsie

Last week I went to see Ali Smith and Kamila Shamsie in conversation at my local Waterstones, as part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas. It was a really fascinating evening, but before I get into it, I …

Try a Story tag

As you know, I’m a little bit in love with short stories, and there’s a tag going round that can help you to read even more of these wonderful things. It’s called the Try a Story tag, and the …