Zadie Smith was born in North London and studied English at Cambridge University, graduating in 1997. She is the author of four novels, including her highly-acclaimed debut, White Teeth (2000), and On Beauty (2005), which won the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her novel NW (2012) was named as one of The New York Times “10 Best Books of 2012.” She has also written a nonfiction book about writing entitled Fail Better (2006). Her book, Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays, came out in 2009. She is working on a book of essays entitled Feel Free, to be published in 2016. Zadie Smith is currently a tenured professor of creative writing at New York University.
Connect with Zadie Smith on Facebook.
Read an essay by Smith on the magic of storytelling.
Listen to Smith in conversation with Kurt Andersen at the 2006 PEN World Voices Festival.
Read an interview with Smith in Interview following the publication of NW that mentions reading C.S. Lewis.
Read or listen to Smith reading her story, "Escape from New York," published in The New Yorker.