, EnglishZadie Smith
was born in north-west London
in 1975. Her first novel, White Teeth,
was the winner of The
Whitbread First Novel Award, The Guardian
First Book Award,
The James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and The Commonwealth Writers'
First Book Award. Her second novel, The
won The Jewish Quarterly
Prize. Zadie Smith's third novel, On
was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and won The Commonwealth
Writers’ Best Book Award (Eurasia Section) and the Orange Prize for Fiction.
Her most recent novel, NW
, was published in 2012. She is the editor of an anthology of short stories entitled The Book Of Other People
. Her collection
of essays Changing My Mind
published in November 2009, and she is currently the New Books columnist for Harper's Magazine
. Zadie Smith is a graduate of Cambridge
and has taught at Harvard
universities. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.