‘She is faithful to her roots without being bound by them.’
Zadie Smith is the embodiment of a very modern writer. When I think about her writing, I think about a multi-ethnic, western world, where races are both very separate and completely intertwined at the same time. I think of vibrance and energy and intelligence and insightfulness. And very helpfully for this post, she exudes all of these in the way she looks.
As an aside, I also love her for being a staunch defender of Britain’s libraries, as the government persists in closing huge numbers. Go Zadie!
The great photo is by Nikolai Failla
“authors who look like their writing” – what a great idea for a feature! 🙂
Ha, thanks. It came to me when I was reading the latest book by the author in the first post. Maybe there’s a ‘directors who look like their films’ series in there for you!
Haha, there may very well be! If I decide to use (steal) that, I’ll give you credit for it! 🙂
haha, well thanks. I was just trying to think of some… it’s really tricky. Woody Allen for sure. Maybe Kubrick and Scorcese?… The Coens?… it’s an interesting one…
Yeah there have to be some you could use. Maybe Tarantino – slightly unhinged? And yeah definitely Woody Allen!
+1 on a ‘directors who look like their films’ feature.
I challenge you to do a post on Michael Bay lol
Haha. I’m not sure my conscience would allow that. But I may be able to squeeze him in to a post on something else…
This one I certainly agree with. She is beautiful inside and out.
Oh, so you don’t agree with the others? 😉
Someone once said “No Comment”
Oof, that hurts!
I nominated you for the wordpress family award and although I usually don’t do these things, this one seemed special and I felt bad about my sarcasm that you incidentally taught me. Details on my blog soon.
Aw, thanks! That’s really kind. I never know what to do about awards… I’ve been nominated for a few recently but I never really fully take part in them. I think that soon I need to write a big ‘thank you’ post to big-up some other great bloggers.
And never feel bad about using sarcasm with me!
Normally I think of them like chain letters, but in this case it seemed special. 🙂
Plus this one doesn’t have the ten facts about me thing 😉
I agree with previous commenters–what a great idea! I never thought about writers looking like their writing before. I wonder if I match up with mine…
Well thanks! I’ve thought the same about me and my writing but sadly I don’t think it works for me…
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