Claire Denis, the French filmmaker known for mesmerizing works like Beau Travail and White Material, has hired Zadie Smith to co-write her first English-language film. Her stories generally take place in France or Africa, but this one, mon dieu, is going to be set in outer space. ScreenDaily reports:
Remember all of those feminist engagement photos, where the groom is being carried instead of the bride? Well, photographer Szilvia Molnar’s series The Man, The Writer, and His Cigarette tackles the same gender reversal idea except with images of cool male authors with cigarettes. Let’s all imagine if the Malboro man…
Something awesome happened in New York last night: literature goddesses Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie united in feminist power and rose into the heavens … but before they did, the pair sat down for a long chat at Harlem's Schomburg Center.
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.
You know how that thrills me.
At their New Yorker Festival reading Friday, writers Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon demonstrated that writing across gender and class is not as hard as it seems.
Zadie Smith established herself as a literary wunderkind when she published White Teeth at the age of 25. Her collection of essays on topics ranging from Zora Neale Hurston to 50 Cent shows she's grown into something more.
Wunderkind novelist Zadie Smith has a personal essay in this week's New Yorker that's ostensibly about British comedy of the Basil Fawlty "laugh-or-you'll-cry-genre," but is actually about her father and about class.
Upon the release of this year's long-list for the Orange Broadband prize for women's fiction, a couple of English novelists are decrying the prize under the grounds that it's conceptually sexist (Zadie Smith, pictured, won the Orange in 2006 for On Beauty). Still Life scribe A.S. Byatt bitched about the prize to the …