Edinburgh International Book Festival


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Literary responses Ali Smith
Reviews of Autumn were overwhelmingly positive and generally quite taken with the timeliness of its subject-matter. Joanna Kavenna called it a beautiful, poignant symphony of memories, dreams and transient realities, while Laura Miller observed that...
Publishing Margaret Atwood
She opened an interactive website on her new book, designed especially for the environmental activists who are many of the book's subjects and hopefully of its readers. Persuaded to have a Twitter feed, she set...
Reception Candia McWilliam
For the whole of her career, CMW has had a difficult relationship with critics and the media; writing may have made her a public figure, but her beauty, her two high-profile marriages, and her alcoholism...
Textual Production Ali Smith
In August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival , three months before publication, AS stated her concern for the future of the public library system itself. As a narrative thread, she collected personal oral library...
Textual Production Ali Smith
Two other writers, Clare Duffy and Julia Taudevin , worked with three actors for three days to produce an adapted, semi-staged, genuinely thrilling performance of How to be Both for the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Textual Production Ali Smith
Published a mere six months after the referendum sealing Britain's departure from the European Union , Autumn reflects AS 's increasingly complex explorations of art's temporality. In an interview with Eric Karl Anderson , Smith...


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