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Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of several short story collections, plays and award-winning novels. Hotel World was shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize and won the Encore Award; The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award. Most recently, How to be Both, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the Costa Novel Award and the National Book Award 2014 and won the Goldsmiths Prize and Saltire Society Literary Book of the Year Award.