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The Penguin Podcast: Zadie Smith on Swing Time

Zadie Smith joins David Baddiel in the Penguin studio to talk about her latest novel, Swing Time.

Zadie brings along objects including a carved wooden head, a sequinned glove and a book on Fred Astaire as she talks dancing, motherhood and the importance of knowing your roots.

'I thought it would be interesting to have a narrator who wasn't trying to present anything to anyone, who was just like an open eye, and it's everybody else you see but you don't really see her very clearly'.

Zadie Smith and David Baddiel
Zadie Smith and presenter David Baddiel

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