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Zadie Smith

Zadie Adeline Smith FRSL (born Sadie Adeline Smith; 25 October 1975) is an English novelist, essayist, and short-story writer. Her debut novel, White Teeth (2000), immediately became a best-seller and won a number of awards. She has been a tenured professor in the Creative Writing faculty of New York University since September 2010.

Zadie Smith
Smith announcing the 2010 National Book Critics Circle award finalists in fiction
BornSadie Adeline Smith
(1975-10-25)25 October 1975 (age 46)
Brent, London, England
Occupation
  • Novelist
  • professor
LanguageEnglish
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge
Period2000–present
Literary movement
Spouse
(m. 2004)​
Children2
RelativesDoc Brown (brother)
from the BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs
Website
www.zadiesmith.com

Contents

Smith was born in Willesden in the north-west London borough of Brent to a Jamaican mother, Yvonne Bailey, and an English father, Harvey Smith, who was 30 years his wife's senior. At the age of 14, she changed her name from Sadie to Zadie.

Smith's mother grew up in Jamaica and emigrated to England in 1969. Smith's parents divorced when she was a teenager. She has a half-sister, a half-brother, and two younger brothers (one is the rapper and stand-up comedian Doc Brown, and the other is the rapper Luc Skyz). As a child, Smith was fond of tap dancing, and in her teenage years, she considered a career in musical theatre. While at university, Smith earned money as a jazz singer, and wanted to become a journalist. Despite earlier ambitions, literature emerged as her principal interest.

Smith attended the local state schools, Malorees Junior School and Hampstead Comprehensive School, and King's College, Cambridge, where she studied English literature. In an interview with The Guardian in 2000, Smith corrected a newspaper assertion that she left Cambridge with a double First. "Actually, I got a Third in my Part Ones", she said. She graduated with upper second-class honours.

Smith seems to have been rejected for a place in the Cambridge Footlights by the popular British comedy double act Mitchell and Webb, while all three were studying at Cambridge University in the 1990s.

At Cambridge, Smith published a number of short stories in a collection of new student writing called The Mays Anthology. They attracted the attention of a publisher, who offered her a contract for her first novel. Smith decided to contact a literary agent and was taken on by A. P. Watt. Smith returned to guest-edit the anthology in 2001.

Smith's début novel White Teeth was introduced to the publishing world in 1997 before it was completed. On the basis of a partial manuscript, an auction for the rights was begun, which was won by Hamish Hamilton. Smith completed White Teeth during her final year at the University of Cambridge. Published in 2000, the novel immediately became a best-seller and received much acclaim. It was praised internationally and won a number of awards, among them the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Betty Trask Award. The novel was adapted for television in 2002. In July 2000, Smith's debut was also the subject for discussion in a controversial essay of literary criticism by James Wood entitled "Human, All Too Inhuman", where Wood critiques the novel as part of a contemporary genre of hysterical realism where "‘[i]nformation has become the new character" and human feeling is absent from contemporary fiction. In an article for The Guardian in October 2001, Smith responded to the criticism by agreeing with the accuracy of the term and that she agreed with Wood's underlying argument that "any novel that aims at hysteria will now be effortlessly outstripped". However, she rejected her debut being categorised alongside major authors such as David Foster Wallace, Salman Rushdie, and Don DeLillo and the dismissal of their own innovations on the basis of being hysterical realism. Responding earnestly to Wood's concerns about contemporary literature and culture, Smith describes her own anxieties as a writer and argued that fiction should be "not a division of head and heart, but the useful employment of both".

Smith served as writer-in-residence at the ICA in London and subsequently published, as editor, an anthology of sex writing, Piece of Flesh, as the culmination of this role.

Smith's second novel, The Autograph Man, was published in 2002 and was a commercial success, although it was not as well received by critics as White Teeth.

After the publication of The Autograph Man, Smith visited the United States as a Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She started work on a still-unreleased book of essays, The Morality of the Novel (a.k.a. Fail Better), in which she considers a selection of 20th-century writers through the lens of moral philosophy. Some portions of this book presumably appear in the essay collection Changing My Mind, published in November 2009.

Smith's third novel, On Beauty, was published in September 2005. It is set largely in and around Greater Boston. It attracted more acclaim than The Autograph Man: it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and won the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.

Later in the same year, Smith published Martha and Hanwell, a book that pairs two short stories about two troubled characters, originally published in Granta and The New Yorker respectively. Penguin published Martha and Hanwell with a new introduction by the author as part of their pocket series to celebrate their 70th birthday. The first story, "Martha, Martha", deals with Smith's familiar themes of race and postcolonial identity, while "Hanwell in Hell" is about a man struggling to cope with the death of his wife. In December 2008 she guest-edited the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

After teaching fiction at Columbia University School of the Arts, Smith joined New York University as a tenured professor of fiction in 2010.

Between March and October 2011, Smith was the monthly New Books reviewer for Harper's Magazine. She is also a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. In 2010, The Guardian newspaper asked Smith for her "10 rules for writing fiction". Among them she declared: "Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand – but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never being satisfied."

Smith's novel NW was published in 2012. It is set in the Kilburn area of north-west London, the title being a reference to the local postcode, NW6. NW was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize and the Women's Prize for Fiction. NW was made into a BBC television film directed by Saul Dibb and adapted by Rachel Bennette. Starring Nikki Amuka-Bird and Phoebe Fox, it was broadcast on BBC Two on 14 November 2016.

In 2015 it was announced that Smith, along with her husband Nick Laird, was writing the screenplay for a science fiction movie to be directed by French filmmaker Claire Denis. Smith later said that her involvement had been overstated and that she had simply helped to polish the English dialogue for the film.

Smith's fifth novel, Swing Time, was published in November 2016. It drew inspiration from Smith's childhood love of tap dancing. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017.

Smith is a contributor to Margaret Busby's 2019 anthology New Daughters of Africa (as is her mother Yvonne Bailey-Smith).

Smith's first collection of short stories, Grand Union, was published on 8 October 2019. In 2020 she published six essays in a collection entitled Intimations, the royalties from which she said she would be donating to the Equal Justice Initiative and New York’s COVID-19 emergency relief fund.

Smith met Nick Laird at Cambridge University. They married in 2004 in the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge. Smith dedicated On Beauty to "my dear Laird". She also uses his name in passing in White Teeth: "An' all the good-lookin' men, all the rides like your man Nicky Laird, they're all dead."

The couple lived in Rome, Italy, from November 2006 to 2007, and lived in New York City and Queen's Park, London for about 10 years before relocating to Kilburn, London in 2020. They have two children.

Smith describes herself as "unreligious", and was not raised in a religion, although retains a "curiosity" about the role religion plays in others' lives. In an essay exploring humanist and existentialist views of death and dying, Smith characterises her worldview as that of a "sentimental humanist".

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items.(July 2015)

Novels

Plays

  • The Wife of Willesden (announced in 2019)

Short fiction

Collections
Stories
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
"The Waiter's Wife" 1999 "Thw Waiter's Wife". Granta. Vol. 67. 1 December 1999.
"Big Week" 2014 "Big Week". The Paris Review. Summer 2014 (209). 2014.
"The Embassy of Cambodia" 2013 "The Embassy of Cambodia". The New Yorker. 89 (1): 88–98. 11–18 February 2013.
"Escape from New York" 2015 The New Yorker, 1 June 2015
"The Girl with Bangs" 2001
"Hanwell Senior" 2007 The New Yorker, 14 May 2007
"The Lazy River" 2017 The New Yorker, 11 December 2017
"Meet the President!" 2013 The New Yorker, 5 August 2013
"Moonlit Landscape with Bridge" 2014 "Moonlit Landscape with Bridge". The New Yorker. 89 (48): 64–71. 10 February 2014.
"Now More Than Ever" 2018 "Now More Than Ever". The New Yorker. 23 July 2018.
"Permission to Enter" 2012 The New Yorker, 23 July 2012
"Two Men Arrive in a Village" 2016 "Two Men Arrive in a Village". The New Yorker. 6–13 June 2016.
"Weirdo" 2021 Written with Nick Laird, illustrated by Magenta Fox

Non-fiction

As editor

Critical studies and reviews of Smith's work

  • Tew, Philip (ed.). Reading Zadie Smith: The First Decade and Beyond. London: Bloomsbury, 2013.
  • Tew, Philip. Zadie Smith. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • Walters, Tracey (ed.). Zadie Smith: Critical Essays. New York: Peter Lang Publications, 2008.
Feel free
NW
  • Smallwood, Christine (November 2012). "Mental weather : the many voices of Zadie Smith". Reviews. Harper's Magazine. 325 (1950): 86–90.
  • Bentley, Nick (2018). "Trailing Postmodernism : David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, Zadie Smith's NW, and the Metamodern". English Studies (99:7): 723–43.

She was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002. In a 2004 BBC poll of cultural researchers, Smith was named among the top twenty most influential people in British culture.

In 2003, she was included on Granta's list of 20 best young authors, and was also included in the 2013 list. She joined New York University's Creative Writing Program as a tenured professor on 1 September 2010. Smith has won the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in 2006 and her novel White Teeth was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.

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Zadie Smith
Zadie Smith Language Watch Edit Zadie Adeline Smith FRSL born Sadie Adeline Smith 25 October 1975 2 is an English 3 novelist essayist and short story writer Her debut novel White Teeth 2000 immediately became a best seller and won a number of awards She has been a tenured professor in the Creative Writing faculty of New York University since September 2010 4 Zadie Smith FRSLSmith announcing the 2010 National Book Critics Circle award finalists in fictionBornSadie Adeline Smith 1 1975 10 25 25 October 1975 age 46 Brent London EnglandOccupationNovelist professorLanguageEnglishAlma materKing s College CambridgePeriod2000 presentLiterary movementRealism postmodernism hysterical realism New SinceritySpouseNick Laird m 2004 wbr Children2RelativesDoc Brown brother Zadie Smith s voice source source source Recorded September 2013 from the BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island DiscsWebsitewww wbr zadiesmith wbr com Contents 1 Early life 2 Education 3 Career 4 Personal life 5 Selected bibliography 5 1 Novels 5 2 Plays 5 3 Short fiction 5 4 Non fiction 5 5 As editor 5 6 Critical studies and reviews of Smith s work 6 Awards and recognition 7 References 8 External linksEarly life EditSmith was born in Willesden in the north west London borough of Brent to a Jamaican mother Yvonne Bailey and an English father Harvey Smith 5 who was 30 years his wife s senior 6 At the age of 14 she changed her name from Sadie to Zadie 7 Smith s mother grew up in Jamaica and emigrated to England in 1969 2 Smith s parents divorced when she was a teenager She has a half sister a half brother and two younger brothers one is the rapper and stand up comedian Doc Brown and the other is the rapper Luc Skyz As a child Smith was fond of tap dancing 2 and in her teenage years she considered a career in musical theatre While at university Smith earned money as a jazz singer and wanted to become a journalist Despite earlier ambitions literature emerged as her principal interest Education EditSmith attended the local state schools Malorees Junior School and Hampstead Comprehensive School and King s College Cambridge where she studied English literature In an interview with The Guardian in 2000 Smith corrected a newspaper assertion that she left Cambridge with a double First Actually I got a Third in my Part Ones she said 8 She graduated with upper second class honours 9 Smith seems to have been rejected for a place in the Cambridge Footlights by the popular British comedy double act Mitchell and Webb while all three were studying at Cambridge University in the 1990s 10 At Cambridge Smith published a number of short stories in a collection of new student writing called The Mays Anthology They attracted the attention of a publisher who offered her a contract for her first novel Smith decided to contact a literary agent and was taken on by A P Watt 11 Smith returned to guest edit the anthology in 2001 12 Career EditSmith s debut novel White Teeth was introduced to the publishing world in 1997 before it was completed On the basis of a partial manuscript an auction for the rights was begun which was won by Hamish Hamilton Smith completed White Teeth during her final year at the University of Cambridge Published in 2000 the novel immediately became a best seller and received much acclaim It was praised internationally and won a number of awards among them the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Betty Trask Award The novel was adapted for television in 2002 2 In July 2000 Smith s debut was also the subject for discussion in a controversial essay of literary criticism by James Wood entitled Human All Too Inhuman where Wood critiques the novel as part of a contemporary genre of hysterical realism where i nformation has become the new character and human feeling is absent from contemporary fiction 13 In an article for The Guardian in October 2001 Smith responded to the criticism by agreeing with the accuracy of the term and that she agreed with Wood s underlying argument that any novel that aims at hysteria will now be effortlessly outstripped 14 However she rejected her debut being categorised alongside major authors such as David Foster Wallace Salman Rushdie and Don DeLillo and the dismissal of their own innovations on the basis of being hysterical realism 14 Responding earnestly to Wood s concerns about contemporary literature and culture Smith describes her own anxieties as a writer and argued that fiction should be not a division of head and heart but the useful employment of both 14 Smith served as writer in residence at the ICA in London and subsequently published as editor an anthology of sex writing Piece of Flesh as the culmination of this role Smith s second novel The Autograph Man was published in 2002 and was a commercial success although it was not as well received by critics as White Teeth After the publication of The Autograph Man Smith visited the United States as a Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University 15 She started work on a still unreleased book of essays The Morality of the Novel a k a Fail Better in which she considers a selection of 20th century writers through the lens of moral philosophy Some portions of this book presumably appear in the essay collection Changing My Mind published in November 2009 16 Smith s third novel On Beauty was published in September 2005 It is set largely in and around Greater Boston It attracted more acclaim than The Autograph Man it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 17 and won the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction and the Anisfield Wolf Book Award 18 Later in the same year Smith published Martha and Hanwell a book that pairs two short stories about two troubled characters originally published in Granta and The New Yorker respectively Penguin published Martha and Hanwell with a new introduction by the author as part of their pocket series to celebrate their 70th birthday 19 The first story Martha Martha deals with Smith s familiar themes of race and postcolonial identity while Hanwell in Hell is about a man struggling to cope with the death of his wife 20 In December 2008 she guest edited the BBC Radio 4 Today programme 21 After teaching fiction at Columbia University School of the Arts Smith joined New York University as a tenured professor of fiction in 2010 22 Between March and October 2011 Smith was the monthly New Books reviewer for Harper s Magazine 23 24 She is also a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books 25 In 2010 The Guardian newspaper asked Smith for her 10 rules for writing fiction Among them she declared Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand but tell it Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never being satisfied 26 Smith s novel NW was published in 2012 It is set in the Kilburn area of north west London the title being a reference to the local postcode NW6 NW was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature s Ondaatje Prize and the Women s Prize for Fiction 27 NW was made into a BBC television film directed by Saul Dibb and adapted by Rachel Bennette 28 Starring Nikki Amuka Bird and Phoebe Fox 29 it was broadcast on BBC Two on 14 November 2016 30 31 In 2015 it was announced that Smith along with her husband Nick Laird was writing the screenplay for a science fiction movie to be directed by French filmmaker Claire Denis 32 Smith later said that her involvement had been overstated and that she had simply helped to polish the English dialogue for the film 33 Smith s fifth novel Swing Time was published in November 2016 It drew inspiration from Smith s childhood love of tap dancing 34 It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 Smith is a contributor to Margaret Busby s 2019 anthology New Daughters of Africa as is her mother Yvonne Bailey Smith 35 36 Smith s first collection of short stories Grand Union was published on 8 October 2019 In 2020 she published six essays in a collection entitled Intimations the royalties from which she said she would be donating to the Equal Justice Initiative and New York s COVID 19 emergency relief fund 37 Personal life EditSmith met Nick Laird at Cambridge University They married in 2004 in the Chapel of King s College Cambridge Smith dedicated On Beauty to my dear Laird She also uses his name in passing in White Teeth An all the good lookin men all the rides like your man Nicky Laird they re all dead 38 The couple lived in Rome Italy from November 2006 to 2007 and lived in New York City and Queen s Park London 39 for about 10 years before relocating to Kilburn London in 2020 They have two children 40 Smith describes herself as unreligious 41 and was not raised in a religion although retains a curiosity about the role religion plays in others lives 42 In an essay exploring humanist and existentialist views of death and dying Smith characterises her worldview as that of a sentimental humanist 43 44 Selected bibliography EditThis list is incomplete you can help by adding missing items July 2015 Novels Edit White Teeth 2000 The Autograph Man 2002 On Beauty 2005 NW 2012 Swing Time 2016 Plays Edit The Wife of Willesden announced in 2019 45 Short fiction Edit Collections Martha and Hanwell 2005 Grand Union Stories 2019 Stories 46 Title Year First published Reprinted collected Notes The Waiter s Wife 1999 Thw Waiter s Wife Granta Vol 67 1 December 1999 Big Week 2014 Big Week The Paris Review Summer 2014 209 2014 The Embassy of Cambodia 2013 The Embassy of Cambodia The New Yorker 89 1 88 98 11 18 February 2013 Escape from New York 2015 The New Yorker 1 June 2015 The Girl with Bangs 2001 Hanwell Senior 2007 The New Yorker 14 May 2007 The Lazy River 2017 The New Yorker 11 December 2017 Meet the President 2013 The New Yorker 5 August 2013 Moonlit Landscape with Bridge 2014 Moonlit Landscape with Bridge The New Yorker 89 48 64 71 10 February 2014 Now More Than Ever 2018 Now More Than Ever The New Yorker 23 July 2018 Permission to Enter 2012 The New Yorker 23 July 2012 Two Men Arrive in a Village 2016 Two Men Arrive in a Village The New Yorker 6 13 June 2016 Weirdo 2021 Written with Nick Laird illustrated by Magenta FoxNon fiction Edit Changing My Mind Occasional Essays 2009 Stop What You re Doing and Read This 2011 with Carmen Callil Mark Haddon Michael Rosen and Jeanette Winterson Some Notes on Attunement A voyage around Joni Mitchell The New Yorker 17 December 2012 and later featured in The Best American Essays 2013 Take it or leave it Take Out The New Yorker 89 35 86 4 November 2013 On optimism and despair The New York Review of Books 22 December 2016 speech given on accepting the Welt Literaturpreis Fences A Brexit Diary 2016 A bird of few words narrative mysteries in the paintings of Lynette Yiadom Boakye Onward and Upward with the Arts The New Yorker 93 17 48 53 19 June 2017 47 Feel Free Essays 2018 Darry Pinckney s Intimate Study of Black History The New Yorker 26 November 2019 Intimations 2020 As editor Edit Piece of Flesh 2001 The Burned Children of America 2003 with Dave Eggers The Book of Other People 2007 Critical studies and reviews of Smith s work Edit Tew Philip ed Reading Zadie Smith The First Decade and Beyond London Bloomsbury 2013 Tew Philip Zadie Smith London and New York Palgrave Macmillan 2010 Walters Tracey ed Zadie Smith Critical Essays New York Peter Lang Publications 2008 Feel freeHoby Hermione 21 February 2018 Zadie Smith s book of essays explores what it means to be human the varieties of individuality in Feel Free The New Republic NWSmallwood Christine November 2012 Mental weather the many voices of Zadie Smith Reviews Harper s Magazine 325 1950 86 90 Bentley Nick 2018 Trailing Postmodernism David Mitchell s Cloud Atlas Zadie Smith s NW and the Metamodern English Studies 99 7 723 43 Awards and recognition EditShe was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002 48 In a 2004 BBC poll of cultural researchers Smith was named among the top twenty most influential people in British culture 49 50 In 2003 she was included on Granta s list of 20 best young authors 51 and was also included in the 2013 list 52 She joined New York University s Creative Writing Program as a tenured professor on 1 September 2010 53 Smith has won the Orange Prize for Fiction 54 and the Anisfield Wolf Book Award in 2006 18 and her novel White Teeth was included in Time magazine s list of the 100 best English language novels from 1923 to 2005 White Teeth won the Whitbread First Novel Award the Guardian First Book Award the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Commonwealth Writers First Book Award Included on Time magazine s 100 best English language novels published from 1923 to 2005 The Autograph Man won the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize On Beauty won the Commonwealth Writers Best Book Award Eurasia Section and the Orange Prize for Fiction shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize NW shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the Women s Prize for Fiction Swing Time longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 55 Granta s Best of Young British Novelists 2003 and 2013 2016 Welt Literaturpreis 56 2017 Langston Hughes Medal 57 58 awarded on 16 November at the Langston Hughes Festival at The City College of New York 59 2019 Infinity Award Critical Writing and Research International Center of Photography 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism for Feel Free 60 2020 Grand Union named a finalist for The Story Prize 61 References Edit England amp Wales Civil Registration Birth Index 1916 2007 a b c d Aida Edemariam 3 September 2005 Profile Learning Curve The Guardian Retrieved 9 March 2011 Perhaps Soon Zadie Smith Will Know What She s Doing and then Just You Watch Out by Dave www powells com Retrieved 4 February 2019 Zadie Smith to Join NYU Creative Writing Faculty NYU 25 June 2009 Writers Zadie Smith Literature British Council Barton Laura 4 March 2005 We are family Award winning novelist Zadie Smith talks to up and coming British rapper Doc Brown better known to her as Ben her younger brother The Guardian Retrieved 28 December 2010 Wood Gaby 25 August 2012 The Return of Zadie Smith The Telegraph Retrieved 23 July 2013 Stephanie Merritt She s young black British and the first publishing sensation of the millennium The Observer 16 January 2000 Tew Philip 2010 Zadie Smith Basingstoke Hampshire Palgrave MacMillan p 37 ISBN 978 0 230 51676 2 Smith Zadie 7 January 2009 Personal History Dead Man Laughing The New Yorker Retrieved 9 March 2011 AP Watt Archived from the original on 19 May 2011 Retrieved 7 March 2011 The Mays XIX Guest Editors Archived from the original on 30 August 2011 Retrieved 7 June 2011 Wood James 24 July 2000 Human All Too Inhuman The New Republic ISSN 0028 6583 Retrieved 23 May 2020 a b c Smith Zadie 13 October 2001 This is how it feels to me The Guardian ISSN 0261 3077 Retrieved 23 May 2020 2002 2003 Radcliffe Institute Fellows Archived 23 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine Jennifer Hodgson Interview with Zadie Smith The White Review Issue 15 December 2015 Ihsan Taylor 17 September 2006 Paperback Row New York Times Book Review Retrieved 14 March 2012 a b On Beauty Anisfield Wolf Book Awards Retrieved 4 March 2015 Thorpe Vanessa 22 May 2005 Race row may spoil Penguin s birthday The Guardian Retrieved 7 March 2015 Smith Zadie 2005 Martha and Hanwell London Penguin Guest editor Zadie Smith BBC News 29 December 2008 Retrieved 9 March 2011 Adrian Versteegh Zadie Smith Joins NYU Creative Writing Faculty Poets amp Writers 24 July 2009 Zeke Turner 20 September 2010 Zadie Smith Takes Over New Books Column for Harper s Magazine The New York Observer Retrieved 9 March 2011 Zadie Smith Harper s Magazine Retrieved 4 March 2015 ZadieSmith page at The New York Review of Books Ten rules for writing fiction part two The Guardian 20 February 2010 Retrieved 12 April 2015 Zadie Smith at Rogers Coleridge amp White Wollaston Sam NW review Zadie Smith s London tale has never felt so relevant Retrieved 15 November 2016 Onwuemezi Natasha Amuka Bird and Fox to star in NW adaptation The Bookseller 10 June 2016 Meltzer Tom NW star Nikki Amuka Bird Zadie is purposefully challenging the viewer The Guardian 14 November 2016 Lobb Adrian NW Star Nikki Amuka Bird Interview Bursting through the glass ceiling can cause damage The Big Issue 21 November 2016 Wiseman Andreas 26 August 2015 Robert Pattinson to star in Claire Denis sci fi Retrieved 26 August 2015 Newman Nick 8 February 2016 Claire Denis Robert Pattinson Led High Life Will Feature Unwanted Insemination and Black Holes Retrieved 9 February 2016 Pearce Katie 4 November 2015 Author Zadie Smith shares bits of her unpublished fourth novel Swing Time Retrieved 9 February 2016 Busby Margaret 9 March 2019 From Ayobami Adebayo to Zadie Smith meet the New Daughters of Africa The Guardian Hayden Sally 16 March 2019 New Daughters of Africa review vast and nuanced collection Irish Times Popova Maria 13 August 2020 Creativity in the Time of COVID Zadie Smith on Writing Love and What Echoes Through the Hallway of Time Suddenly Emptied of Habit Brainpickings Retrieved 16 August 2020 Smith Zadie 2000 White Teeth London Vintage Zach Baron 15 July 2009 Irish Novelist Nick Laird Goes Utterly Pug Village Voice Archived from the original on 12 January 2012 Richard Godwin 28 June 2013 The world according to Zadie Smith Evening Standard Bollen Christopher 12 August 2012 Interview with Zadie Smith Interview Magazine Retrieved 14 October 2019 Dalley Jan 11 November 2016 Lunch with the FT novelist Zadie Smith Financial Times Retrieved 14 October 2019 Hoby Hermione 20 February 2018 Zadie Smith s Book of Essays Explores What It Means to Be Human The New Republic Retrieved 14 October 2019 Smith Zadie 2018 Man versus Corpse Feel Free Essays London Penguin UK Snow Georgia 11 November 2019 Zadie Smith to write new play for Kiln Theatre as part of Brent London Borough of Culture The Stage Retrieved 12 November 2019 Short stories unless otherwise noted Online version is titled Lynette Yiadom Boakye s imaginary portraits Zadie Smith The Royal Society of Literature Retrieved 24 August 2021 iPod designer leads culture list BBC 17 November 2016 iPod s low profile creator tops cultural chart The Independent 17 November 2016 Best of Young British Novelists 2003 Granta 81 Zadie Smith Granta com Retrieved 4 March 2015 Zadie Smith Joins Faculty New York University 1 September 2010 Retrieved 9 March 2011 Baileys Women s Prize for Fiction womensprizeforfiction org 2006 Archived from the original on 3 March 2015 Retrieved 4 March 2015 The Man Booker Prize 2017 The Man Booker Prizes themanbookerprize com Retrieved 16 December 2017 Welt Literaturpreis 2016 fur Zadie Smith Die Welt in German 7 October 2016 Retrieved 10 October 2016 Zadie Smith Wins CCNY s Langston Hughes Medal CUNY 31 August 2017 Zadie Smith of New York University to Receive the Langston Hughes Medal The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 4 September 2017 LHF 2017 Celebrates Zadie Smith The City College of New York Tuttle Kate 14 March 2019 National Book Critics Circle Announces Winners for 2018 Awards National Book Critics Circle Retrieved 16 August 2020 Here Are this Year s Finalists for The Story Prize LitHub 9 January 2019 Retrieved 9 January 2019 External links EditStewart Alison Interview with Zadie Smith about her work Grand Union Interview and discussion broadcast on WNYC Public Radio show All Of It with Alison Stewart on 16 October 2020 recorded in 2019 Curry Ginette Toubab La Literary Representations of Mixed race Characters in the African Diaspora Newcastle England Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2007 ISBN 978 1 84718 231 9 Wikimedia Commons has media related to Zadie Smith Wikiquote has quotations related to Zadie Smith Girl Wonder on Salon com 2000 Joy Press Only Connect an interview with Zadie Smith in the Village Voice 13 September 2005 Stephanie Merritt She s young black British and the first publishing sensation of the millennium 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