SOLD OUT Zadie Smith + Jia Tolentino @ The New School

Monday September 18: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Join us at the New School's Tishman Auditorium (63 Fifth Avenue) for an evening of conversation celebrating the paperback release of Swing Time. Since her debut with White Teeth, Zadie Smith has dazzled readers with her kaleidoscopic, keenly observed tales of couples, families, friendships, and communities drawn together and riven by interpersonal and world-historical forces. With Swing Time, she traces the lives of two women from their youth as aspiring dancers through their diverging paths in London and around the world.

Join Zadie along with Jia Tolentino, whose writing at the New Yorker runs from literature old and new to music, film, and elsewhere, for a conversation about Swing Time and a life on the page.

This event is presented in partnership with The New School as part of the See Me After Class series. Purchase a copy of Swing Time below to attend. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located at The New School, in the Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, NYC 10003

Tickets are sold out for the time being, please check back for updates. 


    1. Zadie will sign/personalize all copies of Swing Time that came bundled with tickets/purchased at the event.
    2. Zadie will sign any books purchased at the event, and/or one book brought from home per person.
    3. It is okay to take photos during the event (no flash) and from the line. Zadie will not pose with fans for photos. Please refrain from any audio or video recording altogether.
    4. She will not sign memorabilia, t shirts, posters, etc.

    Zadie Smith is an English novelist, essayist, and short story writer. She was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002. In a 2004 BBC poll of cultural researchers, Smith was named among the top twenty most influential people in British culture. As of 2016, she has published five novels. In 2003, she was included on Granta's list of 20 best young authors, and was also included in the 2013 list. She joined New York University's Creative Writing Program as a tenured professor in 2010. Smith has won the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in 2006 and her novel White Teeth was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.

    Jia Tolentino is a contributing writer for Previously, she was the deputy editor at Jezebel and a contributing editor at the Hairpin. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the Times Magazine, Grantland, the Awl, Pitchfork, The Fader, Time, and Slate.

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