IN conversation: Ali Smith and Gillian Beer

Sunday 12 November 2017, 2.00 pm

We are delighted to offer an afternoon with acclaimed author Ali Smith, in conversation with brilliant scholar Dame Gillian Beer. £15.00. Includes tea and coffee. Bookings here.


Ali Smith

Ali Smith is the acclaimed author of many novels and collections of stories. She has been shortlisted several times for the Booker Prize and in 2015 she won the Bailey Women's Prize for Fiction and the Goldsmiths Prize for How to Be Both. Her books include:
Free Love and Other Stories (1995)
Other Stories and Other Stories (1999)
Hotel World (2001)
The Accidental (2005)
Girl Meets Boy (2007)
There But for The (2011)
Shire (2013)
How to be Both (2014)
The Public Library and Other Stories (2015)
Autumn (2016)

Review of Ali Smith's novel How to Be Both, Atlantic, Dec. 2014: here
Review of Ali Smith's novel How to Be Both, Guardian, Sept. 2014: here.
Review of Ali Smith's novel Autumn, Guardian, Oct. 2016: here.
Ali Smith and others on John Berger, Guardian, Jan. 2017: here.

Gillian Beer

Professor Dame Gillian Beer is former Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge and former President of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Her most recent book, Alice in Space, was awarded the Truman Capote Prize.
Her books include:
Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Fiction (1983; revised edn 2009)
Arguing with the Past (1989)
Open Fields: Science in Cultural Encounter (1996)
Virginia Woolf: The Common Ground (1996)
Alice in Space: The Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll (2016)

Interview with Gillian Beer, Guardian, 29 June 2004: here.
Review of Alice in Space, THES, Dec. 2016: here.
Susan Sellers on Gillian Beer, 2013: here.

Venue: Stapleford Granary

This beautiful venue is 3 miles south of Addenbrooke's, easy to reach by bus, bike, train, or car.