Zadie Smith

Monday, October 28, 2013, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: "On Arts" Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

British author Zadie Smith is known for her unique perspective on contemporary culture, superb dialogue, and emotionally rich stories.  Smith wrote her widely acclaimed debut novel White Teeth during her final year at Cambridge and went on to cement her reputation as one of the most important voices of her generation with The Autograph Man and On Beauty.  Her newest book, NW, follows the lives of a disparate group of Londoners all living in the northwest corner of the city and brought together by urban realities and bizarre circumstances.  Reviewing it for The New York Times, Anne Enwright wrote that “’NW’ represents a deliberate undoing; an unpacking of Smith’s abundant narrative gifts to find a deeper truth, audacious and painful as that truth may be. The result is that rare thing, a book that is radical and passionate and real.”