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Ali Smith at UEA’s Spring Literary Festival

The fourth event in 2015’s Spring Literary Festival began with an introduction from UEA’s Philp Langeskov which summarised Ali Smith and her writing perfectly. An author who refuses to conform to genre and expectation, winner of the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa novel of the year award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, she…

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Preview: UEA Spring Literary Festival

Once again a collection of writers join the walkways of UEA for a celebration of the nation’s great literary prowess. Last semester saw the likes of Stephen Fry and UEA’s very own creative writing graduate Ian McEwan sit before eager ears and tell of the various inspirations and creative developments of their often very turbulent…

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Parallel Entities: Stepping into Ali Smith’s Latest Novel

Ali Smith’s new novel, How To Be Both, explores the lives of two characters: a 21st century teenage girl struggling to deal with the loss of her mother, and a 15th century Italian painter narrating posthumously. Throughout the novel, parallels are drawn between the lives of the two characters and their similarities are accentuated throughout…