A conversation with one of the preeminent English-language authors of the 21st century.
Zadie Smith is a critically acclaimed British novelist, essayist, and short story writer known for her treatment of race, religion, and cultural identity. She debuted with "White Teeth," her first novel, at the age of 24 in 2000. The book won many prizes, including The Guardian First Book Award, The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and the esteemed Whitebread First Novel Award. She has gone on to write several novels, including "On Beauty," which was shortlisted for the 2005 Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2006. Her most recent book, "Feel Free," is a collection of essays on topics ranging from recent cultural and political events, social networking, libraries, and the failure to address global warming. She joined New York University's Creative Writing Program as a tenured professor in 2010.
This event will be held on the newly-renovated 2nd floor at Central Library.
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