Discover Ali Smith's dazzling, once-in-a-generation series, SEASONAL, a tour-de-force quartet of novels about love, time, art, politics, and how we live right now
The final instalment in the Seasonal quartet is out in August 2020. Catch up with Autumn now - Summer is coming...
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
Chosen by the Guardian as one of the Best Books of the 21st Century
SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
'Undoubtedly Smith at her best. Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting' The Times
A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both
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 . . .
'Terrific, extraordinary, playful... There is an awful lot to lift the soul' Daily Mail
'Bold and brilliant' Observer
I love Ali Smith's writing, and I've been keeping Autumn for an end-of-book holiday treat
In a country apparently divided against itself, a writer such as Smith is more valuable than a whole parliament of politicians
Bold and brilliant, dealing with the body blow of Brexit to offer us something rare: hope
Humour, grace, solace...A light-footed meditation on mortality, mutability and how to keep your head in troubled times
Transcendental writing about art, death and all the dimensions of love. It's not so much 'reading between the lines' as being blinded by the light between the lines - in a good way
The novel of the year is obviously Ali Smith's Autumn, which managed the miracle of making at least a kind of sense out of post-Brexit Britain
Autumn is a beautiful, poignant symphony of memories, dreams and transient realities
Experimental, thematically complex, associative, time-juggling, powered by a crazed and energetic curiosity
Pure literary magic
Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting. Long may she Remain that way
As Margaret Atwood turns 80, we asked some of our favourite writers and activists about how they discovered her work. They told us how her writing influenced them and which of her books are closest to their hearts.
Set against a backdrop of seismic societal change, the prize-winning author’s second novel in her acclaimed Seasonal cycle offers a glimmer of hope in these uncertain times. She talks to Anna James.