Zadie Smith reads from her essay collection: the Alte Frau, an enigmatic painting of a woman by Balthasar Denner. From 2018.
Some thoughts on the Alte Frau, an enigmatic painting of a woman by the German painter Balthasar Denner.
Zadie Smith reads from her essay collection where she offers sharp, and sometimes funny, insights and observations on high culture, pop culture, social change, political debate and the personal.
Zadie Smith is the award winning author of the novels, White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time. Feel Free is her second essay collection. She was listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young Novelists in 2003 and again in 2013. Her 2000 debut White Teeth, won numerous literary awards, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award. Zadie Smith is a professor of fiction at New York University.
Abridged and produced by Elizabeth Allard.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.
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