WITH NEW MATERIAL ADDED - an extra essay for paperback edition
'Should you read this brilliant book? Absolutely' Independent
'Generous, curious, insistent on the possibility of imaginative connection' Evening Standard
No subject is too fringe or too mainstream for Zadie Smith's insatiable curiosity. From social media to the environment, from Jay-Z to Karl Ove Knausgaard, she has endless enthusiasmand the boundless wit, insight and wisdom to match. In Feel Free, pop culture, high culture, social change and political debate all get the Zadie Smith treatment, dissected with razor-sharp intellect, set brilliantly against the context of the utterly contemporary, and considered with a deep humanity and compassion.
This electrifying new collection showcases its author as a true literary powerhouse, demonstrating once again her credentials as an essential voice of her generation.
'Lively, intelligent and frequently hilarious, [it] proves that she's one of the brightest minds in English literature today' NPR
'Smart, spirited and distinctive' Wall Street Journal
'She is the book nerd, the culture geek, reading, hearing and seeing, and dying to talk to somebody about it' Guardian