Zadie Smith wrote a negative review of her own novel.
Zadie Smith grew up in Willesden Green in London (sound familiar?) with a Jamaican mother and an English father (not to repeat ourselves, but sound familiar?).
Zadie Smith never took a creative writing class. How's that for "natural talent"? In fact, she says she has a "horror of them."
After she went to Cambridge University, Zadie Smith says she began to speak with one voice at the university and one voice at home. Apparently she's as adept at switching voices as Millat.
When Zadie Smith interviews Jay-Z for the New York Times, it. Is. Awesome.