Changing My Mind is a collection of essays by Zadie Smith on literature, cinema, art - and everything in between. 'A supremely good read. Smith writes about reading and writing with such infectious zeal and engaging accessibility that it makes you want to turn up at her house and demand tutoring' Dazed and Confused 'Alarmingly good' Metro 'Striding with open hearted zest and eloquence between fiction (from EM Forster to David Foster Wallace) and travel, movies and comedy, family and community in a self-portrait that charts the evolution of a formidable talent. In lovely elegiac pieces on her late father Harvey, D-Day veteran and Tony Hancock fan, Smith also delivers some of the most affecting autobiographical writing in any form' Independent , Books of the Year 'Brilliant. She's friendly and conspiratorial, voicing the kind of clever theories we could imagine ourselves holding if only we were as articulate as Zadie Smith' Vogue 'Fascinating. Smith has the gift of showing you how she reads and thinks; watching her do it makes you feel smarter and more observant. Her account of her struggles as an author may be the most authentic, unglamorous description of novel-writing ever put on paper' Time
Zadie Smith, 1975 geboren in Willesden, halb Jamaikanerin, halb Britin, lebt mit ihrer Mutter in Willesden Green, einer multikulturellen Gegend im Norden Londons. Mit dem Schreiben begann sie während ihres Examens am King's College in Cambridge, "als Ausgleich zu dem langweiligen Lernen". Mit ihrem Debüt avancierte sie zum Liebling der Literaturszene. 2006 erhielt sie den Orange-Literaturpreis.