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

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White Teeth

3.77 avg rating — 119,249 ratings — published 2000 — 151 editions
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On Beauty

3.73 avg rating — 63,273 ratings — published 2005 — 87 editions
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Swing Time

3.56 avg rating — 53,346 ratings — published 2016 — 58 editions
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NW

3.45 avg rating — 32,281 ratings — published 2012 — 60 editions
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The Autograph Man

3.16 avg rating — 11,197 ratings — published 2002
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Changing My Mind: Occasiona...

3.83 avg rating — 5,252 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Feel Free: Essays

3.81 avg rating — 4,882 ratings — published 2018 — 25 editions
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The Book of Other People

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The Embassy of Cambodia

3.73 avg rating — 3,421 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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Grand Union: Stories

3.25 avg rating — 2,944 ratings — published 2019 — 20 editions
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“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”
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