Smith, Zadie

About Zadie Smith

Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Biography (British Council)

In Praise of Zadie Smith's London (Literary Hub)

The Pieces of Zadie Smith (The New York Times)

Learning Curve (The Guardian)

You Ask the Questions - Zadie Smith (The Guardian)

Zadie Smith at Hay Cartagena Festival (The Guardian)



Malec, Jennifer. "Feel Free." The Johannesburg Review of Books, 7 May 2018

Adams, Tim. "Feel Free." The Guardian, 6 Feb. 2018

Selasi, Taive. "Swing Time." The Guardian, 13 Nov. 2016

Nichols, Sara. "White Teeth." New Labor Forum, no. 9, 2001



"Zadie Smith: 'Adult Friendships Seem Hopelessly Diluted'." Penguin Books UK, 27 Jul. 2017

Bufferd, Lauren. "Zadie Smith on Female Friendship, Conspiracy Theories, and Musicals." Literary Hub, 22 Nov. 2016

Eugenides, Jeffrey. "Zadie Smith Interview." The Telegraph, 5 Nov. 2016

Mccauley, Mary Carole. "Zadie Smith on Family, Freedom and Facing the Truth." The Star, 26 Nov. 2015

Bollen, Christopher.  "Zadie Smith." Interview Magazine, 24 Aug. 2012



Arnett, James. "Neoliberalism and False Consciousness before and after Brexit in Zadie Smith's NW." Explicator, vol. 76, no. 1, 2018

Derdeyn, LeeAnn. "'It's all Interconnected': Naming as Representational Affirmative Action and Character Development in Zadie Smith's On Beauty." English Studies, vol. 99, no. 8, 2018

Nayebpour, Karam. "The Challenges of Multicultural London in Zadie Smith's The Embassy of Cambodia." Interactions, vol. 27, no. 1-2, 2018

Quabeck, Franziska. "'A Kind of Shadow': Mirror Images and Alter Egos in Zadie Smith's Swing Time." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, vol. 66, no. 4, 2018

Zheng, Songyun. "Postsecular Return of Religion: Jewish and Zen Elements in Zadie Smith's The Autograph Man." Neohelicon, vol. 45, no. 2, 2018

Ciribuco, Andrea. "Transnational Uses of Mafia Imagery in Zadie Smith's White Teeth." Comparative Literature & Culture: A Web Journal, vol. 19, no. 4, 2017

Houser, Tammy Amiel. "Zadie Smith's NW: Unsettling the Promise of Empathy." Contemporary Literature, vol. 58, no. 1, 2017

Lusin, Caroline. "Canon and Carnival: Challenging Hierarchies in Zadie Smith's NW." Reading the Canon: Literary History in the 21st Century, Löffler (ed.), 2017

Pérez Zapata, Beatriz. "An Endless Game: Neocolonial Injustice in Zadie Smith's The Embassy of Cambodia." Postcolonial Justice, Bartels et al. (eds.), 2017

Ledent, Bénédicte. "The Many Voices of Post-Colonial London: Language and Identity in Zadie Smith's White Teeth (2000) and Andrea Levy's Small Island (2004)." New Soundings in Postcolonial Writing: Critical and Creative Contours, Ringrose and Wilson (eds.), 2016

López-Ropero, Lourdes. "Searching for a 'Different Kind of Freedom': Postcoloniality and Postfeminist Subjecthood in Zadie Smith's NW." Atlantis, vol. 38, no. 2, Dec. 2016

Pirker, Eva Ulrike. "Approaching Space: Zadie Smith's North London Fiction." Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 52, no. 1, 2016

Palmer, Camilla. "Zadie Smith's 'White Knuckle Ride': From 'Black Woman Writer' to 'Acclaimed Novelist and Critic'." Hecate, vol. 41, no. 1-2, 2015

Hadjetian, Sylvia. Multiculturalism and Magic Realism in Zadie Smith's Novel White Teeth: Between Fiction and Reality, 2014

Watts, Jarica Linn. "'We Are Divided People, Aren't We?': The Politics of Multicultural and Dialect Crossing in Zadie Smith's White Teeth." Textual Practice, vol. 27, no. 5, 2013

Tew, Philip. Reading Zadie Smith: The First Decade and Beyond, 2013

Hale, Dorothy J. "On Beauty as Beautiful?: The Problem of Novelistic Aesthetics by Way of Zadie Smith." Contemporary Literature, vol. 53, no. 4, 2012

Videl Grau, Maria et al. The Polemics of Ageing as Reflected in Literatures in English: Essays on Ageing in Literature and Interviews with Vikram Chandra, Doris Lessing, Zadie Smith, 2004

Dyer, Rebecca. "Generations of Black Londoners: Echoes of 1950s Caribbean Migrant’s Voices in Victor Headley’s Yardie and Zadie Smith’s White Teeth." Obsidian III, vol. 5, no. 2, 2004




The Fraud (2019)

Swing Time (2016)

NW (2012)

On Beauty (2005)

The Autograph Man (2002)

White Teeth (2000)


Short Story Collections

Grand Union (2019)

Martha and Hanwell (2005)


Essays/ Articles/ Non-Fiction/ Short-Stories

Feel Free (2018)

"Now More Than Ever." The New Yorker, 16 Jul. 2018

"The Lazy River." The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2017

"Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Imaginary Portraits." The New Yorker, 12 Jun. 2017

"On Optimism and Despair." The New York Review of Books, 22 Dec. 2016

"Being with People, Doing for People, it Will Bring You Joy." Vital Speeches of the Day, vol. 82, no. 8, 2016

"Fences: A Brexit Diary." The New York Review of Books, 18 Aug. 2016

"Two Men Arrive in a Village." The New Yorker, 30 May 2016

"Escape from New York." The New Yorker, 1 Jun. 2015

"Zadie Smith on The Buddha of Suburbia." British Library, 2015

"Big Week." The Paris Review, Summer 2014

"Moonlit Landscape With Bridge." The New Yorker, 3 Feb. 2014

"Take it or Leave it.” The New Yorker, 28 Oct. 2013

"Meet the President!" The New Yorker, 5 Aug. 2013

“The Embassy of Cambodia.” The New Yorker, 3 Feb. 2013

“Joy.” The New York Review of Books, 10 Jan. 2013

“Some Notes on Attunement: A Voyage around Joni Mitchell.” The New Yorker, 10 Dec. 2012

"Permission to Enter." The New Yorker, 23 Jul. 2012

“Library Life.” Stop What You’re Doing and Read This!, 2011

Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays, 2009

“Hanwell Senior.” The New Yorker, 7 May 2007

“I’m the Only One.” Speaking with the Angel, 2000

“The Waiter’s Wife.” Granta, 1 Dec. 1999



Billington, Michael. "White Teeth Review." The Guardian, 6 Nov. 2018


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Zadie Smith Reads "Now More than Ever"The New Yorker, 16 Jul. 2018

Feel Free: Nick Laird & Zadie Smith. SoundCloud, Jul. 2018

Conversation and Reading with Zadie Smith. YouTube, 6 Jan. 2017

Zadie Smith on the Ups and Downs of Female Friendship in Swing TimeCBC Radio, 13 Nov. 2016

Zadie Smith on Bad Girls & the Hard Midlife. Louisiana Channel, 10 Jul. 2013

Zadie Smith: Live from the NYPL. The New York Public Library, 22 Nov. 2010

Zadie Smith Introduces Her Debut Novel, White TeethCharlie Rose, 1 Jun. 2010