Zadie Smith is known for her emotionally rich stories, superb dialogue, and unique perspective on contemporary culture. Smith wrote her widely acclaimed debut novel White Teeth during her final year at Cambridge before going on to cement her reputation as one of the most important voices of her generation with Swing Time, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, and NW. Grand Union, her debut short-story collection, moves across genres and perspectives, from the historic to the vividly current to the slyly dystopian, offering a sharply alert collection about time and place, identity and rebirth, the persistent legacies that haunt our present selves, and the uncanny futures that rush up to meet us.
Isabel Duffy spent over ten years working in publishing and has interviewed many authors for City Arts & Lectures, including Anthony Bourdain, Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and John Waters. She has contributed to The Believer magazine and is trained as a psychotherapist.