BBC – Desert Island Discs – Castaway : Zadie Smith

Yet in spite of the scrutiny she blossomed. In the 13 years since, her novels, essays and short stories have brought numerous literary prizes and critical praise. Born to a Jamaican mother and a British father she was brought up in Willesden, North London where many of her characters live. She began writing at the age of 5 and was a voracious reader – devouring the greats of literature. Now she divides her time between Willesden and New York where she teaches creative writing.

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