AOT #8: Zadie Smith Podcasts On Beauty

February 15, 2006 by  
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Zadie Smith, the critically acclaimed author of White Teeth and The Autograph reads from her new novel On Beauty, which was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Set on both sides of the Atlantic, Smith’s very funny third novel is a brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, intersections of the personal and political, and an honest look at people’s deceptions.

Zadie SmithOn Beauty

($25.95) Penguin ISBN 1-59420-063-7. Visit Zadie Smith’s page at the British Council for the Arts web site.



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  1. […] Yesterday on Authors on Tour – Live, I listened to Zadie Smith read from her novel On Beauty, and she cracked me up.  Anyone familiar with her?  There was a line that she had one of her characters do–he was a British dad of an African American son, and he did a little rap lyric, and I laughed outloud at the office (from beneath the fog of my iPod headphones, even).  I’m looking forward to checking that one out after I finish Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. […]