Wilson College Signature Lecture Series - Zadie Smith
âWhy Write?â? by Professor Zadie Smith
Location: McCosh Hall 10
Date/Time: 11/17/11 at 5:00 pm - 11/17/11 at 7:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies and the Department of English.
Please joining us for this lecture and reception, where you will have a chance to meet and talk with Professor Smith in person.
Reception will be in the newly-renovated Julian Street Library at Wilson College immediately after the talk and discussions.
Zadie 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 Autograph Man, won The Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize. Zadie Smith's third novel, On Beauty, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and won The Commonwealth Writers’ Best Book Award (Eurasia Section) and the Orange Prize for Fiction. She is the editor of an anthology of short stories entitled The Book Of Other People. Her collection of essays Changing My Mind will be published in November 2009. Zadie Smith is a graduate of Cambridge University and has taught at Harvard and Columbia universities. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Smith is a professor in the Creative Writing Program at New York University.
Department: Center for African American Studies