The Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature 2011-2012 Ali Smith is giving a lecture on 'On Offer and On Reflection'. The lecture is free and open to all.
Ali Smith's most recent book is There but for the a novel published in 2011. She is the author of eight previous works of fiction, inlcuding the novel Hotel World, which was short-listed for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award, and The Accidental, which won the Whitbread Award and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Her story collections include Free Love, which won a Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award and a Scottish Arts Council Award, and The Whole Story and Other Stories. Born in Inverness, Scotland, Smith lives in Cambridge, England.