Ali Smith

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I didn’t swap digits with Pillowman. But I do have great neck support for when I sleep at night.

“Is that the technique?” “Sorry?” “Is that the technique for testing pillows?” he winked at me with his soft brown eyes. I smiled. Chronic illnesse(...)

There’s a lot more to discover in Edinburgh than the castle and festivals. Photograph: Getty Images
Ten reasons to visit Edinburgh

Dovecot Gallery and Tapestry Studio The Infirmary Street Baths, built in 1885, were the first public swimming baths to open in the Scottish capital, w(...)

James Kelman: “I always wrote about the people in the pub or the bookie’s.” Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/ Getty

James Kelman is sipping black coffee in the cafe of Glasgow’s Mitchell Library; the largest public reference facility in Europe, that houses(...)

Six of the best?: The Man Booker prize 2017 shortlisted books. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Think of that old showbiz adage, “leave ‘em laughing” and then consider this year’s Man Booker prize shortlist, which suggests a hint of “how about le(...)

German writerJenny Erpenbeck. Photograph:  Andree/ullstein bild via Getty

Readers and book stores everywhere will be excited by the 160-title strong announcement of the 2016 long list for the Dublin International Literary(...)

Past winner Howard Jacobson is joint-favourite to win this year’s Man Booker Prize as the shortlist was announced today, featuring US authors for the first time. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Past winner Howard Jacobson is joint-favourite to win this year’s Man Booker Prize as the shortlist was announced today, featuring US authors for t(...)