Novelist Zadie Smith Speaks at Purchase Wed. 10/7 4:30pm in the P.A.C.

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend a lecture, reading, and conversation with acclaimed novelist Zadie Smith! Smith will speak on Wednesday, October 7th from 4:30pm to 6:00pm in the Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book-signing.

portrait of author zadie smith in a red head covering

Zadie Smith is one of the most accomplished writers working today.  She has published four critically acclaimed novels, White Teeth (2000), The Autograph Man (2002), On Beauty (2005), and NW (2012). She is also a prolific and distinguished essayist, publishing non-fiction in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, among other venues. The recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Smith was named in 2003 and again in 2013 as one of Granta ’s 20 “Best Young British Novelists.” She is currently a professor of Creative Writing at New York University. This event is part of the Durst Distinguished Lecture Series, which is made possible by the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature Endowment.

Smith’s work explores themes of multiculturalism, identity, class, the nature of art, and the ethics of modern science through richly-drawn, nuanced characters set in contemporary England and the United States.  She’s also witty: look no further than her frequent New Yorker essays, including this interview and meditation on sketch comedy duo Key & Peele.

You can check out these novels and essays by Zadie Smith from the Purchase College Library, including:

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