Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge, UK. Her novel The Accidental was named the 2005 Whitbread Novel of the Year and shortlisted for the 2005 Man Booker Prize, and the 2006 Orange Prize. Her other work includes Free Love and Other Stories (1995); Like (1997); Other Stories and Other Stories (1999); Hotel World (2001);The Whole Story and Other Stories (2003); Girl Meets Boy (2007).
The 2011 Sebald Lecture, given by Ali Smith on 31 January 2011 at Kings Place, London, is now available to listen to on this website. Simply use the audio player below to hear the lecture (duration approximately 65 minutes).
An edited version of this lecture was published in Issue 37 of In Other Words
MA in Literary Translation
British Centre for Literary Translation
School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ