Feel Free wins The 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism


Zadie Smith weighs in on the great age debate

Elle India (12/4/2018)

now more than ever

The New Yorker, (7/16/2018)

With Feel Free, Zadie Smith Solidifies Her Status as an Essential Chronicler of American Life

Elle, by Keziah Weir (2/9/2018)

zadie smith answers fan questions for the guardian

The Guardian, (1/21/2018)


Man Booker Prize 2017: A look at the longlisted nominees

The National, by Ben East (7/29/2017)


Zadie Smith, Ann Patchett Among 2016 NBCC Finalists

Publishers Weekly, by Emma Koonse (1/17/2017)


Novelist Zadie Smith On Historical Nostalgia And The Nature Of Talent

NPR's Fresh Air, with Terry Gross (11/21/2016)

"I guess I'm always thinking of duties, rights and gifts. To me, that's how social worlds and our intimate lives are structured: What is your duty? What accrues to you? What is your right? And what are your gifts?"


The Lenny interview: zadie smith

The Lenny Letter, by Lena Dunham (11/18/2016)


Zadie Smith’s sweeping novel about friendship, race and class

The Washington Post, by Ron Charles (11/9/2016)


The Dancer and The Dance

The New York Review of Books, by Claire Messud (12/8/2016)


The Pieces of Zadie Smith

Briton, Jamaican, mother, writer, female: on becoming whole with one of this generation’s most vital literary voices.

 T Magazine: The New York Times Style Magazine
OCT. 17, 2016


Zadie Smith is an English novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Smith was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002. As of 2012, she has published four novels, all of which have received substantial critical praise.



"Once you reach the mid thirties, time speeds up intolerably and life becomes more complicated."

Interview with writer Zadie Smith about her acclaimed new novel 'NW'; a portrait of modern urban life - and the unravelling of a generation. Aged just 24, having published her best seller 'White Teeth', Zadie Smith was already being compared to Salman Rushdie.