University Libraries is partnering with Greensboro Bound to host award-winning author, Zadie Smith, at this year’s literary festival. Smith will be appearing at UNC Greensboro on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. She will read from her books and then engage in a discussion about her thoughts on contemporary topics and her work.
The event is free and open to the public. Register now and reserve your seat today!
Smith was born in North London in 1975 to an English father and a Jamaican mother. Her acclaimed first novel, White Teeth (2000), is a vibrant portrait of contemporary multicultural London, told through the stories of three ethnically diverse families. The novel has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Smith writes regularly for The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. In 2017 she was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Smith is currently a tenured professor of creative writing at New York University.