Books Ali Smith Books by Ali Smith Ali Smith has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Ali Smith Book Reviews Playful And Serious? 'How To Be' Is Both December 6, 2014 Ali Smith's new How To Be Both combines inventive structural trickery and warm, sardonic writing in in parallel tales of a bereaved modern teenager and an Italian renaissance fresco painter. Book Reviews An 'Artful' Approach To Literary Criticism January 24, 2013 Ali Smith's new book, Artful, began as a series of lectures on comparative literature, given at Oxford last year. The lectures have been given a fictional shell, the story of an unnamed narrator finding a cache of essays in the study of her dead lover. Reviewer John Wilwol calls Artful "superb." New In Paperback History With Teeth: JFK, Columbus The Conqueror And ... Shark! July 25, 2012 Stephen King returns to the scene of JFK's assassination, while Ali Smith presents an intricate tale of a dinner party gone wrong. In nonfiction, Charles C. Mann reassesses Columbus, Juliet Eilperin investigates sharks, and Paul Hendrickson revisits Hemingway. Best Books Of 2011 What Sticks: Five 2011 Books That Stay With You December 1, 2011 This year, the best books are those that remain with readers long after they turn the last page. Whether a sprawling nonfiction narrative, a riveting first novel or a wrenching memoir, these keepers are unforgettable.