'Wonderful. Pared down to the point of perfection. Smith's sly wit and dextrous storytelling sing. Read' Independent
'Quintessential, even vintage . . . lilts and scintillates. Smith's best tales are airy, darting like sprites or pop-up jokes. Delicious stuff' Scotsman
The First Person and Other Stories appeals to your head, your heart and your funny bone. Always playful, but also very moving and very funny, Ali Smith explores the ways, and the whys, of life, love and storytelling.
'Utterly fascinating, deeply pleasurable. Smith is a brilliant storyteller' Time Out
'Teasing, provoking, quick-witted, Smith's stories are fearless. These nimble tales, lightly turning cartwheels . . . continue to reverberate long after you have read them' Sunday Telegraph
'Will tickle your brain and your funny bone as much as your heart: don't overlook' thelondonpaper
'A masterpiece. Smith has crafted a set of short stories that work together to create a brilliant and thought-provoking collection' Independent on Sunday
'Ali Smith is a true and valuable British original' Nick Hornby