Ali Smith

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Summer books: Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls and more pick their favourites
Authors recommend their favourite recent reads, from addictive novels and fascinating cultural history to a game-changing graphic memoir

Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls, Anne Enright, Sara Collins, Ali Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, Olivia Laing, Ian Rankin, Robert Macfarlane, Katherine Rundell, Mohammed Hanif, Polly Samson and Fatima Bhutto

25, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Waterstones launches scheme to raise £1m for Ukraine
Bernardine Evaristo and Jasper Fforde are among the authors whose books will be sold to raise money for Oxfam’s appeal

Sarah Shaffi

20, Apr, 2022 @10:24 AM

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Companion Piece by Ali Smith review – a lockdown story of wayward genius
Lyrical visions alternate with fables and farce, history with Covid, in the scheme-busting fifth part of Smith’s seasonal quartet

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

30, Mar, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Companion Piece by Ali Smith review – scintillating tales across the centuries
Parallels are drawn between our age and the time of the Black Death in this beautiful, mysterious novel

Alex Preston

27, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 novels inspired by Greek myths | Susan Stokes-Chapman
From James Joyce to Ali Smith and Chigozie Obioma, the archetypal stories of the ancients have inspired some of our best fiction

Susan Stokes-Chapman

26, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Inside story: the first pandemic novels have arrived, but are we ready for them?
Ali Smith, Sally Rooney, Roddy Doyle … is there anything can we learn from the first Covid-19 books?

Lara Feigel

27, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals
The long read: Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker?

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ali Smith wins Orwell prize for novel taking in Covid-19 and Brexit
Summer, written at speed last year, takes political fiction award while Joshua Yaffa’s Between Two Fires takes matching nonfiction honour

Alison Flood

25, Jun, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Dreaming of a better future? Ali Smith, Malcolm Gladwell and more on books to inspire change
As our thoughts turn to life after the pandemic, authors from this year’s Hay festival choose books that have inspired lasting change in them

Ali Smith, Malcolm Gladwell, Imbolo Mbue, Sathnam Sanghera, Alice Roberts, Guvna B, Horatio Clare, Val McDermid, Kehinde Andrews, Jon McGregor, Tahmima Anam, Nina Stibbe, Hafsa Zayyan, Maaza Mengiste, Monique Roffey, Peter Scott-Morgan, Hollie McNish, Mel Giedroyc and Maggie Shipstead

29, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Richard Osman, International Booker nominees and more
Here are some outstanding new paperbacks for May, including Osman’s bestselling crime caper, Adam Buxton’s memoir and a fascinating study of eels

07, May, 2021 @12:29 PM

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Salman Rushdie and Bernardine Evaristo on shortlist for more diverse UK exam texts
OCR board asks teachers to vote on books to make A-level and GCSE English courses more inclusive

Richard Adams Education editor

01, May, 2021 @8:55 AM

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First trans woman makes Women's prize longlist, alongside Dawn French and Ali Smith
Torrey Peters among 16 finalists, with chair of judges Bernardine Evaristo lamenting lack of older writers

Alison Flood

10, Mar, 2021 @6:00 PM

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