Deals with a range of topics: friendship, love, war, three cultures, three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and, the tricky way the past has of coming back.
S 2001 Mail on Sunday / John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
Winner of Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 2000 and Guardian First Book Award 2000 and WH Smith Book Awards: New Talent 2001 and Betty Trask Award 2001 and Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 2000. Shortlisted for Orange Prize for Fiction 2000 and Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 2000.
Zadie Smith was born in North West London in 1975 and continues to live in the area. She is currently working on a second novel.