British writer Zadie Smith author of 'NW' and shortlisted for the Women's Prize For Fiction poses for photographs at a photo call prior to the award ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London on June 5, 2013.
I am Zadie Smith, another writer. I have two children. Dickens had 10 — I think Tolstoy did, too. Did anyone for one moment worry that those men were becoming too father-ish to be writer-esque?
It is like Barbara Kingsolver and Zadie Smith being previous winners, you just concentrate on the book itself.More quotes »
Mantel, Kingsolver on Women's Prize shortlist
-- Hilary Mantel, Barbara Kingsolver and Zadie Smith are among three British authors and three Americans shortlisted for the Women's Prize for fiction.Mantel's "Bring Up the Bodies," Kingsolver's "Flight Behavior" and Smith 's "NW" are finalists for the award, Read more »
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NW, by Zadie Smith
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