Zadie Smith

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The week in theatre: The Wife of Willesden; Rare Earth Mettle – review
The Wife of Bath is wonderfully at home in 21st-century Brent in Zadie Smith’s inspired reworking of Chaucer

Susannah Clapp

21, Nov, 2021 @10:30 AM

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The Wife of Willesden review – Zadie Smith’s boozy lock-in is a bawdy treat
Kiln theatre, London
The author’s debut play lets one of Chaucer’s most revolutionary characters loose in modern-day Kilburn in a celebration of community and a life well-lived

Kate Wyver

18, Nov, 2021 @9:12 AM

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On the Road to Bridget Jones: five books that define each generation
Blake Morrison on boomers, Chris Power on Gen X, Megan Nolan on millennials and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé on Gen Z … which books shaped your generation?

Blake Morrison, Chris Power, Megan Nolan Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Steven Poole

19, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 books about public spaces | Jonathan Lee
From Toni Morrison and Zadie Smith to Peter Benchley, novelist Jonathan Lee chooses books that celebrate areas where strangers can mingle and be less alone

Jonathan Lee

16, Jun, 2021 @10:03 AM

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Yvonne Bailey-Smith: ‘I was terrified of giving Zadie my manuscript’
As she joins the family business, the author tells how her career in healthcare and her own early life informed her debut novel, The Day I Fell Off My Island

Claire Armitstead

06, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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He Who Must Not Be Named: why is Trump unnamed in so many books?
‘The dictator’, ‘this man’, ‘the president’ – over the last four years, authors have gone out of their way to avoid Trump’s name. But why?

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

23, Nov, 2020 @2:17 PM

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Elena Ferrante names her 40 favourite books by female authors
List by pseudonymous author of beloved Neapolitan novels includes Zadie Smith, Sally Rooney and several Italian classics

Sian Cain

21, Nov, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Top 10 books about creative writing
From linguistics to essays by Zadie Smith and Toni Morrison, poet Anthony Anaxagorou recommends some ‘lateral’ ways in to a demanding craft

Anthony Anaxagorou

14, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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What do writers gain – and lose – when they eschew social media? | Stephanie Merritt
You won’t find Maggie O’Farrell, Women’s Prize winner, on Twitter. Perhaps
she’s on to something

Stephanie Merritt

13, Sep, 2020 @6:45 AM

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'Culture of misinformation': artists protest against London thinktanks
Mark Rylance and Zadie Smith join Writers Rebel event against lobbyists who seek to play down dangers of climate change

Sian Cain and Jessica Murray

02, Sep, 2020 @8:25 PM

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Literary figures join Extinction Rebellion campaign against thinktanks
Margaret Atwood among authors supporting Writers Rebel group set to protest in London

Jessica Murray

02, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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David Nicholls: 'Gifting books feels like changing the music at someone else’s party'
The author and screenwriter on being inspired by Tess of the D’Urbervilles, feeling gloomy over Moomins and rereading Franny and Zooey

David Nicholls

10, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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