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Zadie Smith

(1975-), Writer

Sitter in 3 portraits
English novelist, essayist, and short story writer, she won the Whitbread First Novel Award with her book White Teeth (2000). Born in Willesden, the setting for the novel, she graduated with a first in English from Cambridge. Since its publication White Teeth has remained on the bestseller lists and has been adapted for a television series. Smith was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002. Her second novel The Autograph Man was published in the autumn of 2002. Many of her subsequent books (including NW and On Beauty) and Swing Time) have received substantial critical acclaim making her a literary sensation. Her new collection of essays, Feel Free is due out in June 2018.

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Zadie Smith, by Roderick Field - NPG x88501

Zadie Smith

by Roderick Field
bromide fibre print, 9 September 1999
NPG x88501

Zadie Smith, by Ben Murphy - NPG x125078

Zadie Smith

by Ben Murphy
C-type colour print, 2000
NPG x125078

Zadie Smith, by Roderick Field - NPG x126397

Zadie Smith

by Roderick Field
digital colour print, 2002
NPG x126397

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