British writer Zadie Smith burst onto the literary scene in 2000 with the publication of her debut novel White Teeth. Instantly hailed as a classic, White Teeth became a best-seller and won a trove of literary awards. Smith’s most recent book, NW, follows a cast of characters living in the northwest corner of London.
Then, female jazz musician Marian McPartland is a living legend in the jazz world. And jazz critic Paul de Barros has written a whole book about her life and career called Shall We Play That One Together? The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland. He shares details about McPartland’s life with Bob. [Broadcast Date: November 14, 2012]
Listen to NW: A Novel by Zadie Smith.
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