The Zadie Smith CV

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1975 Born as Sadie Smith in Brent, Lon­don

1989 Changes the spell­ing of her name to ‘Zadie’

1994 Goes to King’s Col­lege, Cam­bridge, to study English Lit­er­a­ture

1996 Con­tri­bu­tions to stu­dent pub­li­ca­tion The Mays An­thol­ogy at­tract the at­ten­tion of pub­lish­ers

2000 Pub­li­ca­tion of White Teeth; later named by Time mag­a­zine as one of the 100 Best English­language Nov­els

2003 Named as one of Granta’s Best Young Bri­tish Nov­el­ists 2004 Mar­ries nov­el­ist Nick Laird, whom she met at univer­sity

2005 Pub­li­ca­tion of On Beauty, win­ner of the Or­ange Prize in 2006

2010 Pub­lishes her ten rules for writ­ing fic­tion in the Guardian, in­clud­ing “When still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time do­ing this than ev­ery­thing else”; be­comes a pro­fes­sor in the Cre­ative Writ­ing de­part­ment of New York Univer­sity

2012 A huge fan of rap, Zadie in­ter­views Jay-Z for The New York Times

2016 Swing Time, her fifth novel, pub­lished

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