In conversation with award winning novelist and King's alumna, Zadie Smith
Speaker: Zadie Smith
Watch award winning novelist and King's alumna, Zadie Smith in conversation with English Fellow, Professor Pete de Bolla, including a live book reading from her latest book, Intimations;a short and timely series of essays on the experience of lockdown.
Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW, and Swing Time, as well as two collections of essays, Changing My Mind and Feel Free. Zadie was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002, and was listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists in 2003 and again in 2013. White Teeth won multiple literary awards including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award. On Beauty was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction, and NW was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Zadie Smith is currently a tenured professor of fiction at New York University and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Intimations is a profound, timely and exquisitely intimate collection of essays written in response to the crisis that put the world on pause in 2020. Empowering, lucid and lyrical, Zadie Smith’s meditations on the life in lockdown are both sharply observant and deeply comforting.