Books Ali Smith Books by Ali Smith Ali Smith has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Ali Smith Review Book Reviews Ali Smith's 'Spring' Unfolds Like A Fern April 30, 2019 The latest volume in Smith's seasonal quartet revisits some of her familiar themes — the bleakness of contemporary politics, loss, fractured families, nature and art — yet still feels spring-fresh. Review Book Reviews 'Winter' Balances Dark Days With Flashes Of Joy And Light January 10, 2018 The second volume in Ali Smith's seasonal quartet takes place over a tense family Christmas in Cornwall that reunites two sisters whose lives have taken vastly diverging paths. NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Autumn' Champions Free Spirits And The Lifeforce Of Art February 9, 2017 Ali Smith kicks off a seasonally-themed quartet with this ultimately uplifting look at the lifelong friendship between a young woman and her unconventional childhood soulmate, an artistic gay man. Review 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. Review 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. Opinion 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.