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Zadie Smith’s Novel Gets The Audio Book Club Treatment

Slate.com book editor Dan Kois, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin, and Brow Beat editor David Haglund sat down for a Slate Audio Book Club podcast to discuss Zadie Smith's newest book, "NW," which was recently named one of the best books of 2012 by the New York Times.  Listen to the entire audio book club podcast here, where the editors discuss the "Google-ability" of the book and comparisons to Ulysses.  Read More →

Will Zadie Smith’s New Novel Live Up To Her Previous Works?

In the music industry, there is always a collective sigh of relief when an artist releases a work after an absence—and the work is as good as (or better than) their previous efforts. Same is true for authors. Zadie Smith has not released a novel since 2005's On Beauty and the literary world has been waiting for her return. In March it was announced that her fourth novel, titled NW, would be released in September. We dug around for a description and found what sounds like a great book:  From BlackBook:  "Somewhere in Northwest London stands Caldwell housing estate, relic of 70s urban planning. Five identical blocks, deliberately named: Hobbes, Smith, Bentham, Locke, and Russell. If you grew up here, the plan was to get out and get on, to something bigger, better. Thirty years... Read More →
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