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Zadie Smith Talk & Discussion

Date: 10/23/2012

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Theater Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Free


The Esther Freier Endowed Lectures in Literature present Zadie Smith, author of the novels White Teeth (2000), The Autograph Man (2002), and On Beauty (2005). White Teeth won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize; On Beauty won the Orange Prize. In 2009 she published an essay collection, Changing My Mind. Smith's latest novel, NW, is released September, 2012. "Smith has an astonishing intellect," Newsweek praised. "She writes sharp dialogue for every age and race--and she's funny as hell." Smith has written nonfiction and reviews for the New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, and the Guardian, among others. She also edited the short story collection The Book of Other People (2008). Smith is a tenured professor in the Creative Writing Program of New York University. She was born in London. There will be a book-signing and public reception after the talk.


  • Name: Terri Sutton
  • E-mail: sutt0063@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-1528
  • Sponsored by: English


Public parking near Coffman Union is readily available and accessible at the East River Road Garage, despite light rail construction.

Here is a map that shows access to this garage, either from 35W/University Ave via 14th Ave. S.E./East River Parkway or from 94/Huron Blvd via Fulton St. S.E./East River Parkway (Coffman Union and the East River Road Garage are directly south of the Washington Avenue Mall): http://www1.umn.edu/pts/maps/Library/pdf/EBank.pdf

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Terri Sutton at sutt0063@umn.edu or 612-626-1528.

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