About Ali Smith
Ali Smith is a widely adored literary icon – named the number one best British novelist working today by the Times Literary Supplement. She’s a previous winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Goldsmiths Prize and has been shortlisted four times for the Booker Prize. She is the author of 10 novels, including How to be Both, Hotel World and The Accidental. The last five years have seen the release of Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer, Ali’s Seasonal Quartet: four books that have tracked world-turning moments in real-time and have gone on to earn critical acclaim and top the bestseller charts.
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About Sarah Wood
Sarah Wood is an artist filmmaker primarily working with the found object, particularly the still and moving image, as an act of reclamation and re-interrogation. She explores documentary image to interrogate the relationship between historical narrative and individual memory. Recently she’s been focussing on the meaning of the archive, in particular the politics of memory, asking not only why some objects are preserved while others are ignored but also why preservation is made at certain historical moments.