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Louise O'Brien lives in Wellington. She works as an editor and reviewer, and is the co-editor of New Zealand Books. Louise was born in Christchurch in 1972.
The year's biggest literary prize - the Man Booker award - is announced on Wednesday morning, October 18 (NZ time). All week this week we review the six shortlisted titles. Today: Louise O'Brien on Ali Smith's Autumn, and Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.
Louise O’Brien walks through the gloom of Ali Smith's latest novel, set in a racist, malicious, post-Brexit England.