Thursday, 23rd May 2024

From Victorian London to a Jamaica slave plantation: Literary star Zadie Smith on her new novel

By France24
14 May 2024   |   2:24 pm
Our guest is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed authors of her generation. More than 20 years after bursting onto the literary scene with her debut novel "White Teeth", Zadie Smith's sixth book "The Fraud" is out in French – based on real events in Victorian England. The British author speaks to Eve Jackson about her fascination with the Victorians, her experience of writing head-on about slavery for the first time and why she has always been interested in the sex life of the English.


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