Literature lovers promise to pour out of WORD Bookstore next week, when award-winning British author Zadie Smith comes for a visit.
Smith, a prolific writer renowned for her best-selling book White Teeth, will present her new novel NW and speak along with author Hari Kunsru (who penned Gods Without Men and The Impressionist) at the cozy Franklin Avenue shop next Tuesday evening. Dozens of fans on Facebook have already confirmed their plans to attend the free event.
The recently released NW, following four characters in London and hailed as an “urban epic” by Joyce Carol Oates in The New York Review of Books, will be available for purchase at the store after Smith’s reading.
Zadie Smith’s reading and conversation with Hari Kunzru will be held at WORD Bookstore Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.