Since the publication of her first novel, White Teeth (2000), Zadie Smith has become one of the most highly acclaimed authors of her generation. Recognized by The Wall Street Journal for her “real talent for comedy and a fond eye for human foibles,” Smith’s subsequent work, including The Autograph Man, (2002), and On Beauty (2005), has won numerous awards. Her novels are vibrant portraits of contemporary life. With crackling dialogue and a good dose of humor, she explores life’s greatest questions on a human scale. Smith is a tenured professor of creative writing at New York University, and her new novel, NW, releases fall 2012.

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Zadie Smith: Why Write?

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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
$30MFA members, seniors, and students
Ticket Purchase Required
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