Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith


Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW, and Swing Time, the novella The Embassy of Cambodia, two collections of essays, Changing My Mind and Feel Free, and a collection of short stories, Grand Union. Zadie Smith currently lives in New York, where she is a professor of fiction at New York University. She is a regular contributor to The Guardian, The New Yorker, and The New York Review of Books.

Buy Zadie Smith’s latest book, Grand Union, on Amazon.

Photo Credit: Dominique Nabokov

Events with Zadie Smith

[CANCELED] Words and Music by Zadie Smith, Tara Westover, Suleika Jaouad, and Jon Batiste

09 May 2020
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

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