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Zadie Smith Interview: On Shame, Rage and Writing

“Writing is all shame.” Zadie Smith – often referred to as “the superstar of British literature” – here talks about how shame can be used to “propel you on to something,” and why one must try to understand where people’s rage is coming from. On the subject of ‘shame’, Smith feels that there is a […]

Black Writers: Zadie Smith and Caryl Phillips

Authors Zadie Smith, White Teeth and The Autograph Man, and Caryl Phillips, The Final Passage, Crossing the River and Cambridge will read from their work. Zadie Smith, at age 14, changed her name from Sadie to Zadie, and in 2000, as a 21-year-old Cambridge University graduate, published her first novel, White Teeth. In her second […]