Zadie Smith


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in London Borough of Brent, The United Kingdom
October 27, 1975

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Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW, and Swing Time, as well as two collections of essays, Changing My Mind and Feel Free. Zadie was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002, and was listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists in 2003 and again in 2013. White Teeth won multiple literary awards including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award. On Beauty was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction, and NW was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Zadie Smith is currently a tenured professor of fiction at New York University and a Member of the Amer ...more

Average rating: 3.69 · 382,945 ratings · 30,260 reviews · 96 distinct worksSimilar authors
White Teeth

3.78 avg rating — 132,027 ratings — published 2000 — 157 editions
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On Beauty

3.73 avg rating — 76,212 ratings — published 2005 — 90 editions
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Swing Time

3.56 avg rating — 64,708 ratings — published 2016 — 65 editions
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NW

3.46 avg rating — 35,152 ratings — published 2012 — 65 editions
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Intimations

4.09 avg rating — 17,818 ratings — published 2020 — 28 editions
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The Autograph Man

3.16 avg rating — 11,728 ratings — published 2002 — 58 editions
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Feel Free: Essays

3.82 avg rating — 6,081 ratings — published 2018 — 30 editions
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Changing My Mind: Occasiona...

3.84 avg rating — 5,539 ratings — published 2009 — 31 editions
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Grand Union: Stories

3.28 avg rating — 5,149 ratings — published 2019 — 27 editions
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The Embassy of Cambodia

3.74 avg rating — 3,834 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”
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