Authors who look like their writing: #3 Zadie Smith

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‘She is faithful to her roots without being bound by them.’

– Adam Mars-Jones

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

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18 thoughts on “Authors who look like their writing: #3 Zadie Smith

    1. beautifulorange Post author

      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!

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      1. beautifulorange Post author

        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…

  1. ioniamartin

    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.

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    1. beautifulorange Post author

      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!

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  2. Pingback: A to Z Challenge – Z for Zadie Smith | The Artistry Collective

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