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Zadie Smith


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Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. She is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time, as well as The Embassy of Cambodia and the essay collection, Changing My Mind. She is also the editor of The Book of Other People, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has twice been listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists. She has won the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award among many others, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical, Children's Fiction
 
Novels
   White Teeth (1999)
   The Autograph Man (2002)
   On Beauty (2005)
   NW (2012)
   Swing Time (2016)
   The Fraud (2023)
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Collections
   Martha and Hanwell (2005)
   Grand Union (2019)
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Plays
   The Wife of Willesden (2021)
     aka The Wives' Tales
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Picture Books
   Weirdo (2021) (with Nick Laird)
   The Surprise (2022) (with Nick Laird)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anthologies edited
   Piece of Flesh (1999)
   The Burned Children of America (2003) (with Marco Cassini and Martina Testa)
   The Book of Other People (2007)
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Non fiction
   Changing My Mind (2009)
   Stop What You're Doing and Read This! (2011) (with others)
   Feel Free (2018)
   Intimations (2020)
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Zadie Smith recommends
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After the Funeral (2023)
Tessa Hadley
"I find Tessa Hadley's work genuinely helpful, especially when it comes to the big subjects: love and marriage, the political versus the personal, children, friendship. And then there are the sentences themselves, so precise and beautiful, often sly, sometimes devastating, always expertly paced. Few writers give me such consistent pleasure."
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Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul? (2021)
Jesse McCarthy
"This is a very smart and soulful book. Jesse McCarthy is a terrific essayist."
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Fake Accounts (2021)
Lauren Oyler
"This novel made me want to retire from contemporary reality. I loved it."

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