First, it’s the delight of someone else’s helpless mirth. It’s one of the most infectious pictures of someone laughing I’ve ever seen. The moment I see it, it makes me laugh too. Then, it’s a really stunning portrait as well as a really stunning photograph. Its subject is the photographer’s friend, the wise, witty and anarchic writer and actress Cookie Mueller. The picture makes something communal happen, it shares the friendship. But the energy’s in the mirth: it’s like Mueller is the light source; the grey nothingness of the wall lights up round her head and that stray wire runs off to the side, electric, connective, upwards. Her rings and bangles shine like little shackles, but she’s laughing like anything.
O próximo romance de Ali Smith, a sair em Agosto, chamar-se-á "Autumn" e promete ser o primeiro de quatro romances sasonais. Segundo o seu editor será...
“a stripped-branches take on popular culture, and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are”.
The four novels, which will go on to form Smith’s Seasonal quartet, will be standalone, said Hamish Hamilton, “separate yet interconnected and cyclical, exploring what time is, how we experience it, and the recurring markers in the shapes our lives take and in our ways with narrative”.
Hoje foi revelada a capa, que tem como base um quadro de David Hockney. O design é de Richard Bravery.