GRANTA

The Magazine of New Writing
Interview with Zadie Smith about her first novel in seven years (NW), why spending time in America has made England ‘usefully alien’, writing tighter sentences, the ‘essential hubris’ of criticism and why novelists prefer writing in their p
yjamas.http://bit.ly/QclSFZ ’My daughter takes it completely for granted that the day after we go to the park I can show her a video of herself in the park. Two hundred years ago she would have thought she was having a dream, or losing her mind. Four hundred years ago she would have screamed and wept, denounced me to the elders of the village as a witch and dedicated herself to the Lord …’ 

Interview with Zadie Smith about her first novel in seven years (NW), why spending time in America has made England ‘usefully alien’, writing tighter sentences, the ‘essential hubris’ of criticism and why novelists prefer writing in their p

yjamas.http://bit.ly/QclSFZ ’My daughter takes it completely for granted that the day after we go to the park I can show her a video of herself in the park. Two hundred years ago she would have thought she was having a dream, or losing her mind. Four hundred years ago she would have screamed and wept, denounced me to the elders of the village as a witch and dedicated herself to the Lord …’ 
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    One of my first literary crushes.
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    Kochana Zadie Smith.
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    She’s fantastic!