English novelist, essayist, and short fiction writer.. Zadie Smith was born on October 27, 1975. Originally named Sadie, she was the daughter of a white English father and a black Jamaican mother. She grew up in Willesden Green, a multicultural suburb northwest of London where she later set her first novel, White Teeth. She had two half-siblings from her father’s first marriage and two younger brothers. Sadie changed her name to Zadie when she was a teenager, liking the more exotic sound the... więcej
Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2022. 2p.