Biography for There but for the : A Novel

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ALI SMITH is the author of eight previous works of fiction, including the novelHotel World, which was short-listed for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award, andThe Accidental, which won the Whitbread Award and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Her story collections includeFree Love, which won a Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award and a Scottish Arts Council Award, andThe Whole Story and Other Stories. Born in Inverness, Scotland, Smith lives in Cambridge, England.

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