Zadie Smith, author of the critically acclaimed White Teeth, will read from selected works on Friday, October 29, 7 p.m., at New York University’s Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, Theater 101 (at University Place).
The event is sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program, where Smith is a senior faculty member. The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu. Subways: R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
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. 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 has also edited an anthology of short stories entitled The Book of Other People. Her collection of essays Changing My Mind was published in November 2009. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
The NYU Creative Writing Program, among the most distinguished programs in the country, is a leading national center for the study of writing and literature. The undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with an opportunity to develop their craft while working closely with some of the finest poets and novelists writing today. The Creative Writing Program occupies a townhouse on West 10th Street in the same Greenwich Village neighborhood where so many writers have lived and worked. The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House allows writers--established and emerging--to share their work in an inspiring setting. For more, click here.