Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith was born in North London in 1975.

Her first novel, White Teeth, won the Guardian First Book Award, the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Smith’s second novel, The Autograph Man 2002, won the 2003 Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize for Fiction and in 2003, she was nominated by Granta as one of 20 “Best of Young British Novelists.” Her third novel, On Beauty, was published in 2005, and she is also writing a nonfiction book about writing, Fail Better.