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, and NW, as well as a collection of essays, Changing My Mind. Swing Time is her fifth novel.

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Average rating: 3.66 · 283,049 ratings · 23,093 reviews · 77 distinct worksSimilar authors
White Teeth

3.76 avg rating — 108,259 ratings — published 2000 — 138 editions
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On Beauty

3.72 avg rating — 58,344 ratings — published 2005 — 81 editions
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Swing Time

3.56 avg rating — 45,058 ratings — published 2016 — 16 editions
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NW

3.44 avg rating — 29,459 ratings — published 2012 — 59 editions
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The Autograph Man

3.15 avg rating — 10,588 ratings — published 2002 — 52 editions
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Changing My Mind: Occasiona...

3.83 avg rating — 4,925 ratings — published 2009 — 29 editions
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Feel Free: Essays

3.82 avg rating — 3,367 ratings — published 2018 — 24 editions
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The Book of Other People

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3.39 avg rating — 2,736 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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The Embassy of Cambodia

3.72 avg rating — 3,002 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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Martha and Hanwell

3.59 avg rating — 350 ratings — published 2003
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September 2012, Zadie Smith
"The acclaimed author of White Teeth again taps into London's pell-mell rhythm in her new tragi-comic novel, NW, told in the city's multicultural vernacular." ...More

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“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”
Zadie Smith

“Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.”
Zadie Smith, White Teeth

“You are never stronger...than when you land on the other side of despair.”
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What should be our April Group Read? (Literary Award Winners)

White Teeth by Zadie Smith (Commonwealth Writers Prize)
 
  20 votes 22.0%

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (Costa Book Award)
 
  14 votes 15.4%

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
 
  12 votes 13.2%

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Anisfield-Wolf Award)
 
  9 votes 9.9%

The Giver by Lois Lowry (Newbery Medal)
 
  8 votes 8.8%

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Man Booker Prize)
 
  7 votes 7.7%

 
  4 votes 4.4%

Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner (Man Booker Prize)
 
  4 votes 4.4%

Small Island by Andrea Levy (Orange Women's Prize for Fiction)
 
  3 votes 3.3%

 
  3 votes 3.3%

The Sari Shop by Rupa Bajwa (Grinzane Cavour Best Young Author)
 
  3 votes 3.3%

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm (Locus, Hugo, and Jupiter awards)
 
  2 votes 2.2%

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny (Anthony Award, Agatha Award)
 
  2 votes 2.2%

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