Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith Working on a New Novel

The acclaimed British author's new work will be science fiction

by Team Ebony, July 24, 2013

Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith

This might be the best news in months. Zadie Smith, author of White Teeth and NW, says she's writing a science fiction novel.

She even describes it as a "romp." And she cites Ursula K. Le Guin as one of the book's major influences.

Talking to the London Evening Standard, Smith says she's been reading a lot of Le Guin, and she's writing her first ever science fiction book. She adds: It’s a concept novel. It’s the only novel I’ve ever written that has a plot, which is thrilling. I don’t know if I can do it. Those books are incredibly hard to write.

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