In the Spirit of Spark

by Ali Smith

In the Spirit of Spark

Published as part of Muriel Spark’s centenary celebrations, this beautifully produced tribute comes from one of the country’s most talented writers.


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In November 2017 Ali Smith gave the annual Muriel Spark Lecture to kick off the Muriel Spark centenary celebrations. Those lucky enough to get tickets were treated to an invigorating, joyous call-and-response between two of our best writers, both supremely talented in the playful interrogation of truth, power, art and living. In Spark, Smith finds the most formidable inspiration. In Smith, Spark has a formidable champion, one who shows us how Spark’s work resonates now more than ever.

If you want to read a regenerative blast in praise of how and why fiction matters, start here, and, as Spark writes, ‘Hear me to the end.’

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962. She studied at the University of Aberdeen and Newham College, Cambridge. Her novel How to be both was the winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award, and her most recent work, Autumn, was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker. She lives in Cambridge.

ISBN: 9781846974663

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Published

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon