Benaroya Hall Downtown
Wed Feb 27, 2019, 7:30 pm
Recommended by Christopher Frizzelle
Zadie Smith has been a major literary figure her entire adult life—since White Teeth was published in her early 20s. If you have somehow never read White Teeth, that’s the novel to start with. That said, her nonfiction is truly exceptional. Find her essay collection Changing My Mind, and flip straight to “Dead Man Laughing,” about growing up in a family of comedy fans. Or find her most recent essay collection, Feel Free, and flip straight to “Joy.” She is also a fantastic art critic, political commentator, theater enthusiast, and satirist. On the side, she’s raising a few children. There is literally nothing she can’t do.