LONGLISTED for the Man Booker Prize 2017
by Zadie Smith
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 15 Nov 2016 | Archive Date 15 Feb 2018
Penguin Books (UK), Hamish Hamilton
Praise for Zadie Smith
'Smith is the most naturally gifted young novelist around - with a fastidious ear for dialogue and a lethally quiet comic touch. Above all, she can move us'
- Times Literary Supplement
'[Smith] packs more intelligence, humour and sheer energy into any given scene than anyone else of her generation'
- Sunday Telegraph
'Her dialogue sings and soars; terse, packed and sassy. Smith is simply wonderful: Dickens's legitimate daughter'
- Independent on NW
'Captivating. Funny, sexy, weird, full of acute social comedy. [Zadie Smith] is up there with the best around'
- Evening Standard on NW
'Intensely funny, richly varied, always unexpected. A joyous, optimistic, angry masterpiece. No better English novel will be published this year'
- Daily Telegraph on NW
'Exceptionally accomplished... Smith displays a remarkable talent for embracing all the possibilities of language, and time and again she produces images that shout out in their brilliance... An outstanding novelist'
- Observer on On Beauty
'Like Forster, Smith possesses a captivating authorial voice - at once authoritative and nonchalant, and capacious enough to accommodate high moral seriousness, laid-back humour and virtually everything in-between'
- New York Times on On Beauty