Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith began writing her first novel, White Teeth, while at the University of Cambridge studying English literature, a degree which, so she once said, “trains you to be a useless member of the modern world.” Of her craft she has said, “Writing is the exact opposite of therapy.”

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Greeting cards routinely tell us everybody deserves love. No. Everybody deserves clean water.

—Zadie Smith, 2000

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