Author Zadie Smith coming to Fayetteville Public Library Oct. 5

Author Zadie Smith

Photo: Dominique Nabokov

Acclaimed author Zadie Smith will read from her work in Fayetteville next month.

The author will appear at the Fayetteville Public Library on Monday, Oct. 5 as the 2015 Distinguished Reader for the University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing and Translation, in association with the library’s True Lit festival.

“Zadie Smith is one of the most accomplished and exciting writers working today,” said creative writing program director Davis McCombs. “Her novels bristle with fresh voices and ideas. Her fiction and essays tackle tough topics, both social and personal. We’re extremely pleased to bring her to Fayetteville for the True Lit festival.”

Smith is well known for her novels White Teeth (2000), The Autograph Man (2002), On Beauty (2005), and NW (2012). On Beauty won the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction, and The New York Times named NW one of the “10 Best Books of 2012.”

Her reading is one of several events slated for Fayetteville’s True Lit literary festival, Oct. 1-8, which also features an author talk by renowned writer Lois Lowry.

For a full schedule and more information, visit the True Lit website at

Smith’s reading will begin at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public. No advance tickets are required.