Autumn

Autumn

SHORTLISTED for the Man Booker Prize 2017

Summary

SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2017

A once-in-a-generation series, Ali Smith's Seasonal quartet is a tour-de-force about love, time, art, politics, and how we live now.

'Undoubtedly Smith at her best. Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting'
The Times

Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer.

Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever . . .

Discover all four instalments: Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer. Ali Smith's new novel, Companion piece, is available now.

*****

ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST BOOKS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

'Undoubtedly Smith at her best. Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting' The Times

'Bold and brilliant' Observer

'Terrific, extraordinary, playful . . . There is an awful lot to lift the soul' Daily Mail

Reviews

  • I love Ali Smith's writing, and I've been keeping Autumn for an end-of-book holiday treat
    Val McDermid, 'The Observer'

About the author

Ali Smith

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962. She is the author of several novels and short story collections including, The Accidental, Hotel World, How to Be Both and the Seasonal Quartet. She has been four times shortlisted for the Booker Prize, has won the Goldsmiths Prize, Orwell Prize, Costa Best Novel Award and the Women’s Prize. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.
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