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Zadie Smith

Biography

Zadie Smith was born Sadie Smith in London in 1975. She changed her name to Zadie when she was fourteen. Her father is English and her mother Jamaican. She studied English at King’s College, Cambridge. A publisher saw some of her stories in a student publication and offered her a contract for a novel. She completed this novel – White Teeth – by the end of her course at Cambridge. It was published in 2000 and was immediately successful. She has since published further novels.

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Learning curve (profile)
Girl wonder (profile)
Dead Man Laughing (article by Smith)
Zadie Smith: Where Did It All Go Wrong?
Zadie Smith: The Literary Material Girl
Zadie Smith’s rules for writers
Zadie Smith on Kafka
Discussion with Ian McEwan
Interview
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Bibliography

2000 White Teeth (novel)
2002 The Autograph Man (novel)
2005 On Beauty (novel)
2012 NW (novel)
2013 The Embassy of Cambodia (novel)
2016 Feel Free (essays)
2016 Swing Time (novel)
2019 The Fraud (novel)