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  • Published: 7 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241973318
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $22.99

Autumn

SHORTLISTED for the Man Booker Prize 2017




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 . . .

Autumn 2016: Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. And the UK 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.

Ali Smith's new novel is a meditation on a world filling up with borders, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means. From Shakespearian jeu d'esprit, via Keatsian melancholy and the sheer bright energy of 1960s Pop Art, this first in a quartet of novels casts an eye over our own time, asking who we are, where we are, right now.

Here is time, ever-changing, ever cyclical. Here comes Autumn.

  • Published: 7 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241973318
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Ali Smith

Ali Smith is the author of Free Love and Other Stories, Like, Other Stories and Other Stories, Hotel World, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy, The First Person and Other Stories, There but for the, Artful, How to be both, Public library and other stories and Autumn. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Folio Prize. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.

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Praise for Autumn

A beautiful, poignant symphony of memories, dreams and transient realities

Guardian

Bravura, brilliant and unsettling . . . leaving you marvelling

Financial Times

Fantastic

Spectator

A terrific writer. There is an awful lot to lift the soul, not least Smith's extraordinary playful use of language

Daily Mail

Undoubtedly Smith at her best. Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting

The Times

Bold and brilliant

Observer

Smith straddles the elegiac and the celebratory through this glorious novel

Scotsman

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