The Book of Other People

The Book of Other People

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The Book of Other People is just that: a book of other people. Open its covers and you'll make a whole host of new acquaintances. Nick Hornby and Posy Simmonds present the ever-diverging writing life of Jamie Johnson; Hari Kunzru twitches open his net curtains to reveal the irrepressible Magda Mandela (at 4:30a.m., in her lime-green thong); Jonathan Safran Foer's Grandmother offers cookies to sweeten the tale of her heart scan; and Dave Eggers, George Saunders, David Mitchell, Colm Toibin, A.M. Homes, Chris Ware and many more each have someone to introduce to you, too.

With an introduction by Zadie Smith and brand-new stories from over twenty of the best writers of their generation from both sides of the Atlantic, The Book of Other People is as dazzling and inventive as its authors, and as vivid and wide-ranging as its characters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 283g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full colour interleaved
  • 0141029323
  • 9780141029320
  • 357,890

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Novel and touching and fun * Sunday Times * 'The Book of Other People is a readable, often comic, but seriously weighty anthology' Spectator A highly enjoyable alchemy * The London Paper * Novel and touching and fun * Sunday Times * 'The Book of Other People is a readable, often comic, but seriously weighty anthology' Spectator A highly enjoyable alchemy * The London Paper *
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About Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith (External Editor)
Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time, as well as a novella, The Embassy of Cambodia, and a collection of essays, Changing My Mind. She is also the editor of The Book of Other People. Zadie was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002, and was listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists in 2003 and again in 2013. White Teeth won multiple literary awards including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award. On Beauty was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction, and NW was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Zadie Smith is currently a tenured professor of fiction at New York University and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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3,119 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
5 15% (477)
4 32% (989)
3 39% (1,227)
2 12% (371)
1 2% (55)
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