When: Monday 6 November, 6-8pm
Who: Institute of English Studies
Where: The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Ali Smith CBE FRSL, the award-winning Scottish author, playwright, journalist, and academic, will deliver the first annual Liberty Lecture in association with Liberty.
Described by Sebastian Barry as ‘Scotland’s Nobel laureate-in-waiting’, Smith is a prolific writer whose work includes fiction and short story collections, autobiographical short stories, and plays. She is the author of Free Love and Other Stories (1995), Hotel World (2001), The Accidental (2005), The First Person and Other Stories (2008), and How to be Both (2014), among others.
Smith has received great critical acclaim for her work: she won the 2005 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award (for The Accidental), the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize and the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (for How to be Both), and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Man Booker Prize, and the Folio Prize. Smith’s latest Autumn was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017.
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£5.00 – Concessions
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