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  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141026664
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

On Beauty




On Beauty by Zadie Smith, author of the prize-winning White Teeth, is a funny, powerful and moving story about love and family.

A multi-generational comic saga split between London and the East Coast of the USA.

  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141026664
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. She is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time, as well as The Embassy of Cambodia and the essay collection, Changing My Mind. She is also the editor of TheBook of Other People, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has twice been listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists. She has won the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award among many others, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

Zadie Smith is currently a tenured professor of fiction at New York University and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a regular contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books.

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Praise for On Beauty

The novel I didn't want to finish, I was enjoying it so much

John Sutherland, Evening Standard

Thrums with intellectual sass and know-how

Literary Review

Delightfully entertaining . . . filled with humour, generosity and contemporary sparkle

Alex Clark, Daily Telegraph

My novel of the year . . . Delicious

Liz Jones, Evening Standard

Satirical, wise and sexy

Washington Post

Heartstopping

The Times Literary Supplement

A triumph, Smith's comedy shines

Daily Mail

Ambitious, hugely impressive, beautifully observed

Guardian

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