Books by Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith was born in Northwest London in 1975 and still lives in the area. She is the author of White Teeth and The Autograph Man.


NW by Zadie Smith
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Smith takes big risks here, but some might need to read this twice before all the pieces fit together, and more conventionally minded readers might abandon it in frustration."
A wildly ambitious jigsaw puzzle of a novel, one that shuffles pieces of chronology, identity, ethnicity and tone, undermining cohesion and narrative momentum as it attempts to encompass a London neighborhood that is both fixed and fluid. Read full book review >
CHANGING MY MIND by Zadie Smith
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 16, 2009

Rarely does a book that seems to promise so little deliver so much. Read full book review >

THE BOOK OF OTHER PEOPLE by Zadie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"While the quality inevitably varies, the spirit of the anthology is that reading should be fun rather than work."
Character provides the thematic key to these stories, all new to this collection, from some of our finest younger contemporary fiction writers. Read full book review >
ON BEAUTY by Zadie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"In this sharp, engaging satire, beauty's only skin-deep, but funny cuts to the bone."
An academic comedy of multicultural manners finds Smith recapturing the sparkle of White Teeth (2000). Read full book review >
THE AUTOGRAPH MAN by Zadie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Shrill, labored, and boring. Unless this is actually Smith's first novel, it's a disappointing step backward."
The follow-up to Smith's smashing debut success (White Teeth, 2000, film rights recently sold to Miramax) is an uneasy mix of Sunset Boulevard, J.P. Donleavy's The Ginger Man, and James McCourt's fey romantic comedies about dementedly self-absorbed beautiful people. Read full book review >
WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

An impressively witty satirical first novel, London-set, chronicling the experiences of two eccentric multiracial families during the last half of the 20th century. Read full book review >