Zadie Smith: Selected Bibliography

Novels and collections by Zadie Smith

Feel Free: Essays. Penguin, 2018.

Swing Time. Penguin, 2016.

The Embassy of Cambodia. Hamish Hamilton, 2013.

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NW. New York: Penguin, 2012.

Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays. Hamish Hamilton, 2009.

On Beauty: A Novel. Penguin, 2005.

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Martha and Hanwell. Penguin, 2005.

The Autograph Man: A Novel. Random House, 2002.

White Teeth. Random House, 2000.

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Selected short stories and essays by Zadie Smith

“Now More Than Ever.” The New Yorker, 23 July 2018.

“The Lazy River.” The New Yorker, 18 Dec. 2017.

“Under the Banner of New York.” NYR Daily, 4 Nov. 2017.

“Fences: A Brexit Diary.” The New York Review of Books, 18 Aug. 2016.

“Getting In and Out: Who Owns Black Pain?” Harper's Magazine, July 2017.

“Egypt: Laughter in the Dark.” NYR Daily, 2 Dec. 2016,

“Two Men Arrive in a Village.” The New Yorker, 6 June 2016.

“Escape from New York.” The New Yorker, 8 & 15 June 2015, pp. 38-44.

“Big Week.” The Paris Review, no. 201, Summer 2014, pp. 119-133.

“Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets.” The Paris Review, Spring, 2014, pp. 165-182.

“Meet the President!.” New Yorker, 12 Aug., 2013, pp. 72-77. .

“Just Right.” Best of British Novelists 4, special issue of Granta. Issue 81, Spring 2013, pp. 295-309.

“Joy.” The New York Review of Books, 10 Jan. 2013.

“Monsters.“ New Yorker, 12 Sept., 2011, pp. 25-26. .

“Sweet Charity.” New Yorker, 11 Oct., 2010, pp. 90-93. .

“Speaking in Tongues.” The New York Review of Books, 26 Feb. 2009.

Introduction. The Book of Other People, edited by Smith, Penguin Books, 2008, pp. vii-ix.

“Hanwell Senior.” New Yorker, 14 May, 2007, pp. 138–142. .

Introduction. The Best American Nonrequired Reading, edited by Dave Eggers, Houghton Mifflin, 2003, xxiv-xxxiv.

Introduction. The Burned Children of America, edited by Marco Cassini and Martina Testa. Hamilton, 2003, pp. xi-xxii.

“Love, Actually.” The Guardian, 1 Nov. 2003.

“The Trials of Finch.” The New Yorker, 23 Dec. 2002, pp. 116-123.

“The Wrestling Match.” The New Yorker, 17 June, 2002, pp. 116-9. Available to Stanford readers here.

Introduction. Piece of Flesh. Edited by Zadie Smith. London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2001.

“Stuart.” The New Yorker, 27 Dec. 1999, pp. 60-7. Available to Stanford readers here.

Selected interviews with Zadie Smith

Weir, Keziah. “With Feel Free, Zadie Smith Solidifies Her Status as an Essential Chronicler of American Life.” Elle, 9 Feb. 2018.

Bromwich, Kathryn, et al. “Zadie Smith: I Have a Very Messy and Chaotic Mind.” The Guardian, 21 Jan. 2018.

Gross, Terry. “Novelist Zadie Smith On Historical Nostalgia And The Nature Of Talent.” Fresh Air, 21 Nov. 2016.

Gatti, Tom. “The Novel is a Woman’s Art.” New Statesman, vol. 145, no. 5343, Dec. 2016, pp. 48-50.

“Zadie Smith Answers the Proust Quesionnaire.” Vanity Fair, 4 Nov., 2016.

“Zadie Smith: By the Book.” New York Times Book Review, Nov. 20 2016, p. 8.

Eugenides, Jeffrey. “Zadie Smith Interview: ‘I’ve Always Made Myself Cringe.’” Daily Telegraph, 5 Nov. 2016.

Zwart, Jane. “Only Connect.” Books & Culture, vol. 22, no. 5, Sept. 2016, p. 28-29, 38.

Bollen, Christopher. “Zadie Smith.” Interview, vol. 42, no. 7, Sept. 2012, p. 122-24.

Wachtel, Eleanor. “In Conversation with Zadie Smith.” Brick, vol. 85, 2010, pp. 115–133.

McEwan, Ian. “Zadie Smith Talks with Ian McEwan.” Conversations with Ian McEwan, edited by Ryan Roberts, University of Mississippi Press, 2010, pp. 108–133.

Gross, Terry. “Zadie Smith: On Beauty and Difference.” Fresh Air, 17 Oct. 2005.

Leddy, Chuck. “Zadie Smith’s World View: The Acclaimed British Author Crosses Racial and Cultural Boundaries.” The Writer, vol. 119, no. 2, Feb. 2006, pp. 20–23.

Edemariam, Aida. “Learning Curve.” The Guardian, 3 Sept. 2005.

Gerzina, Gretchen Holbrook. “Zadie Smith.” Writing Across Worlds: Contemporary Writers Talk, edited by Susheila Nasta. Routledge, 2004, pp. 266-78.

O’Grady, Kathleen. “White Teeth: A Conversation with Author Zadie Smith.” Atlantis, vol. 27, no. 1, 2002, pp. 105–11.

Hattenstone, Simon. “The White Knuckle Ride.” The Guardian, 11 Dec. 2000.

Lyall, Sarah. “A Good Start.” The New York Times, 30 Apr. 2000.

Selected criticism and reviews of Zadie Smith’s work

Adams, Ann Marie. “A Passage to Forster: Zadie Smith Attempts to ‘Only Connect’ to Howard’s End.” Critique, vol. 52, no. 4, 2011, pp. 377–399.

Batra, Kanika. “Kipps, Belsey, and Jegede: Cosmopolitanism, Transnationalism, and Black Studies in Zadie Smith’s On Beauty.” Callaloo, no. 4, 2010, p. 1079-1092.

Bentley, Nick. "Re-Writing Englishness: Imagining the Nation in Julian Barnes's England, England and Zadie Smith's White Teeth." Textual Practice, vol. 21, no. 3, Sept. 2007, pp. 483-504.

Bergholtz, Benjamin. "‘Certainty in its Purest Form:’ Globalization, Fundamentalism, and Narrative in Zadie Smith's White Teeth." Contemporary Literature, vol. 57, no. 4, 2016, pp. 541–568.

Brickley, Briana G. “On Beauty and the Politics of Academic Institutionality.” ARIEL, no. 2, 2017, p. 73-100.

Campion, Edmund J. “Zadie Smith.” Review of Zadie Smith by Philip Tew. European Legacy, vol. 19, no. 1, Feb. 2014, pp. 101–102., Taylor & Francis, doi:10.1080/10848770.2013.858868.

Charles, Ron. “Swing Time: Zadie Smith’s Sweeping Novel about Friendship, Race, and Class.” Review of Swing Time. The Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2016,.

Childs, Peter, and James Green. Aesthetics and Ethics in Twenty-First Century British Novels: Zadie Smith, Nadeem Aslam, Hari Kunzru and David Mitchell . Bloomsbury, 2013.

Clark, Alex. “Signs and Wanders.” Review of The Autograph Man. The Guardian, 14 Sept. 2019.

Enright, Anne. “Mind the Gap:’ NW by Zadie Smith.” Review of NW. The New York Times, 21 Sept. 2012,

Fenno, Colleen. “Zadie Smith On Beauty, Youth, and Aging.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, vol. 33, no. 2, 2014, pp. 179–202.

Furman, Andrew. “The Jewishness of the Contemporary Gentile Writer : Zadie Smith’s The Autograph Man.” MELUS, no. 1, 2005, p. 3-18.

Greenidge, Kaitlyn. “Shaken Out of Time: Black Bodies and Movement in Zadie Smith’s Swing Time.” Virginia Quarterly Review, vol. 93, no. 1, 2017, pp. 196–199.

Greenlaw, Lavinia. “What. Ever. You. Say. Zadie Smith and the World We Don’t Notice We Live in.” Review of The Autograph Man.

Guignery, Vanessa. “Zadie Smith’s NW: The Novel at an ‘Anxiety Crossroads’?” Études Britanniques Contemporaines, no. 45, 2013, doi:10.4000/ebc.996.

Hale, Dorothy J. “On Beauty as Beautiful? The Problem of Novelistic Aesthetics by Way of Zadie Smith.” Contemporary Literature, vol. 53, no. 4, 2012, pp. 814–844.

Head, Dominic. "Zadie Smith's White Teeth: Multiculturalism for the Millennium." Contemporary British Fiction, edited by Richard J. Lane, Rod Mengham, and Philip Tew. Polity, 2003,pp. 106-19.

Heller, Karen. "Life in a Gritty Part of London." Review of NW by Zadie Smith. Philadelphia Inquirer, Sep 09, 2012 . ProQuest, Accessed 29 Jan. 2019.

Houser, Tammy Amiel. “Zadie Smith’s NW: Unsettling the Promise of Empathy.” Contemporary Literature, vol. 58, no. 1, 2017, pp. 116–148.

Itakura, Gen’ichiro. “A ‘Happy Multicultural Land’ in Periodontal Terms: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.” Studies in English Literature, vol. 83, Nov. 2006, pp. 125–142.

---. “On Beauty and Doing Justice to Art: Aesthetics and Ethics in Zadie Smith’s On Beauty.” ARIEL, no. 1, 2010, p. 27-44.

Kakutani, Michiko. “Quirky, Sassy and Wise in a London of Exiles.” Review of WhiteTeeth.” The New York Times, 25 Apr. 2000.

Kalpakli, Fatma. British Novelists and Indian Nationalism: Contrasting Approaches in the Works of Mary Margaret Kaye, James Gordon Farrell and Zadie Smith . Academica Press, 2010.

Kelly, Stuart. "Chords, Not Single Notes." Review of The Embassy of Cambodia. The Times Literary Supplement, 27 Dec. 2013, p. 25.

Lasdun, James. “Howard’s Folly.” Review of On Beauty by Zadie Smith. The Guardian, 9 Sept. 2005. .

Lopez, Gemma. “After Theory: Academia and the Death of Aesthetic Relish in Zadie Smith’s On Beauty (2005).” Critique, no. 4, 2010, p. 350-65.

McCallum, Pamela. “Streets and Transformation in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth and ‘Stuart.’” Literature for Our Times: Postcolonial Studies in the Twenty-First Century , edited by Bill Ashcroft et al., Rodopi, 2012, pp. 485–504.

McMann, Mindi. “British Black Box: A Return to Race and Science in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.” Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 58, no. 3, 2012, pp. 616–636.

Moss, Laura. “The Politics of Everyday Hybridity: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.” Wasafiri, vol. 39, 2003, pp. 11–17.

Palmer, Camilla. “Zadie Smith’s ‘White Knuckle Ride:’ From ‘Black Woman Writer’ to ‘Acclaimed Novelist and Critic.’” Hecate, no. 1–2, 2015, p. 156.

Pirker, Eva Ulrike. “Approaching Space: Zadie Smith’s North London Fiction.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 52, no. 1, May 2016, pp. 64–76.

Pope, Ged. Reading London's Suburbs: From Charles Dickens to Zadie Smith. Photographs by Salim Hafejee, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Ratcliffe, Sophie. "None but the Fair." Review of On Beauty. The Times Literary Supplement, 2 Sept. 2005, p. 10-11.

Sandhu, Sukhdev. "Excremental children." Review of White Teeth. The Times Literary Supplement, 21 Jan. 2000, p. 21.

Sell, Jonathan, P. A. “Chance and Gesture in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth and The Autograph Man: A Model for Multicultural Identity?” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, no. 3, 2006, p. 27-44.

Squires, Claire. Zadie Smith's White Teeth: A Reader's Guide. Continuum, 2002.

Suttle, Bruce Boehmer. “Failures in Writing and Reading: On Zadie Smith’s ‘Fail Better.’” Philosophy and Literature, vol. 36, no. 2, Oct. 2012, pp. 483–489.

Tew, Philip, editor. Reading Zadie Smith: The First Decade and Beyond. Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

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Thomas, Matt. “Reading White Teeth to Improve Intercultural Communication.” Journal of Caribbean Literatures, no. 1, 2009, p. 15-30.

Tolan, Fiona. “Identifying the Precious in Zadie Smith’s On Beauty.” British Fiction Today, edited by Philip Tew and Rod Mengham, Continuum, 2006, pp. 128–38.

---. “Zadie Smith’s Forsterian Ethics:White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty.” Critique, vol. 54, no. 2, 2013, pp. 135–146.

Trimm, Ryan. “After the Century of Strangers: Hospitality and Crashing in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.” Contemporary Literature, no. 1, 2015, pp. 145-72.

Walters, Tracey Lorraine, editor. Zadie Smith: Critical Essays. Peter Lang, 2008.

Watts, Jarica Linn. “‘We Are Divided People, Aren’t We?’: The Politics of Multicultural Language and Dialect Crossing in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.” Textual Practice, vol. 27, no. 5, Aug. 2013, pp. 851–874.

Webb, Kate. "No easy way out." Review of NW. The Times Literary Supplement, 14 Sept. 2012, p. 19-20.

Bibliography by Rebecca Wingfield, Curator for British and American Literature.
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