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Where to start reading Zadie Smith’s books

From novels to essay collections, here's our guide to reading the award-winning author's work.

Zadie Smith's books include novels and essay collections. Image of Smith: Getty
Image of Zadie Smith: Getty

Zadie Smith was just 24 at the time her much-celebrated debut novel White Teeth was published.

Since then she has turned her hand to everything from novels to pop culture criticism, and later this year releases Intimations, a collection of essays on the experience of lockdown.

She's been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, won what is now the Women's Prize for Fiction, and been named in Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists list twice.

From essays to fiction and criticism, here's our guide to where to start reading Smith's books. 

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