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Meet Maud: a guinea pig who inexplicably wears a judo suit - and not everyone understands or approves. When Maud is thrown into a new and confusing situation, it takes brave decisions and serendipitous encounters for her to find her place and embrace her individuality.
The charming characters of Magenta Fox, whose work is evocative of Raymond Briggs and Janet Ahlberg, perfectly offset Zadie and Nick's warm, wry prose.
Weirdo is an endearing story about the quiet power of being different by two veteran writers. Together they have created a story that adults and children alike will treasure.
© Nick Laird, Zadie Smith 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
Everyone is different, and that should be celebrated. But sometimes people who have disabilities or who may be considered outsiders have tough experiences. These uplifting stories of bravery and self-confidence will help us all learn that kindness and friendship go a long way.
The novelist and poet – who have been a couple since their university days – tell podcast host Nihal Arthanayake about their writing habits and the first book they’ve written together