The New York University Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2012 Reading Series will feature Zadie Smith on Thurs., Sept. 27, 7 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium (4th Floor), 60 Washington Square South (at La Guardia Place).
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu. Subways: 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).
Smith, a senior faculty member in the NYU Creative Writing Program, will read from her latest novel, “NW,” published by Penguin Press in September. 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.”
At the Sept. 27 reading, Smith will be introduced by Deborah Landau, director of the NYU Creative Writing Program.
A complete schedule of the Fall 2012 Reading Series is available here.
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, visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.