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. The Fraud, her long-awaited new novel, is a kaleidoscopic work of historical fiction set against the infamous Tichborne Trial in Victorian England. Based on real historic events, it is a dazzling novel about truth and fiction, Jamaica and Britain, fraudulence, authenticity, and the mystery of “other people.”
Cathy Park Hong is the author of Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography and earned her recognition on TIME’s list of 100 Most Influential People of 2021. She is also the author of the poetry collections Engine Empire, Dance Dance Revolution, and Translating Mo’um.
Tickets include a copy of her forthcoming novel, The Fraud.
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