Author Zadie Smith first came to prominence when she published her first book, White Teeth, in the year 2000 at the age of just 24. White Teeth received critical acclaim and she has since gone on to publish four more successful books since then. Fans of Smith’s work will be pleased to learn that the author has not one, but two books in the works, and they’re expected to be published from 2019 onwards.
As The Telegraph reports, Smith will remain with her current publisher, Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton for both of her upcoming works. The first novel is currently untitled and will be a collection of short stories written by Smith over almost twenty years. The second novel is called The Fraud and will have an historical setting inspired by events that took place in north-west London between the 1830s and 1870s. Neither of the books have an exact publication date but they’re set to be released from 2019 onwards.
Simon Prosser, of Hamish Hamilton said: “It is especially thrilling that she is for the first time writing a novel set entirely in the past.” Smith herself has remained tight-lipped when it comes to details on the new books but she stated she “feels lucky to still have this long and unbroken relationship with such a serious and innovative corner of British publishing”.
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