About the Author
Born in New Zealand in 1888, Kathering Mansfield Beauchamp was primarily a writer of short stories. published Prelude and The Garden Party and Other Stories before her premature death from TB in 1923. One more book (Something Childish) and her journal and letters were published posthumously.
Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962. Her first novel, Like, was published to critical acclaim in 1997. Among her other works, Other Stories and Other Stories (1999), Hotel World (2001), The Whole Story and Other Stories (2003) and The Accidental (2004), which won the 2005 Whitbread Novel Award. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.
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