One of the most talked about fictional debuts of recent years, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book.
Winner of Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 2000 and Guardian First Book Award 2000 and WH Smith Book Awards: New Talent 2001 and Betty Trask Award 2001 and Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 2000. Shortlisted for Orange Prize for Fiction 2000 and Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 2000.
She is ... a George Eliot of multi-culturalism Daily Telegraph The first publishing sensation of the millennium Observer White Teeth reflects a new generation Guardian [Zadie Smith] is one of the prominent voices of her generation Sunday Times
Zadie Smith was born in North West London in 1975 and continues to live in the area. She is currently working on a second novel.