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Season 2006 Episode 0914

On Beauty

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Zadie Smith talks about her third novel, On BeautyOn Beauty is an analysis of family life, the institution of marriage and an honest look at people's deceptions. An infidelity, a death and a legacy set in motion a chain of events that forces everyone to examine the assumptions which underpin their lives. Smith is the author of the award-winning novels White Teeth and The Autograph Man.Novelist Zadie Smith was born in North London in 1975 to an English father and a Jamaican mother. She read English at Cambridge, graduating in 1997.Zadie Smith's second novel, The Autograph Man (2002), a story of loss, obsession and the nature of celebrity, won the 2003 Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize for Fiction. In 2003 she was nominated by Granta magazine as one of 20 "Best of Young British Novelists".moreless
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