Zadie Smith

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Footnotes, October 2019: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye …

New book alert! Zadie Smith’s dazzling, first-ever short story collection Grand Union

Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith will be published in October 2019 by Penguin Random House.

‘Isabella Hammad is an enormous talent and her book is a wonder’ – Zadie Smith. Read an excerpt from The Parisian here

‘The Parisian is a sublime reading experience: delicate, restrained, surpassingly intelligent, uncommonly poised and truly beautiful….That this remarkable historical epic should be the debut of a writer in her twenties seems impossible, yet it’s true. Isabella Hammad is an enormous talent and her book is a wonder.’ – Zadie Smith

Two new Zadie Smith books announced, including her first historical novel

Two new books by Zadie Smith have been announced: a collection of her best short fiction over almost two decades, and her first work of historical fiction.