Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blogging A to Z: Z is for Zadie Smith

Welcome to the Blogging From A to Z Challenge!

My theme for 2013 is Influential Women Authors.

My definition of influential is any author, classic or modern, who has inspired writers, readers, or the larger scope of culture. Some are personal favorites, or have special meaning to me.

What this list is not: a list of the most influential writers of all time. Rather, this is a collection of influential writers, corresponding with each day's letter.

For the full list of participating blogs, click here.

Today is the Last Day!! We made it to Z.

I had a few picks for Z, actually. Sara Zarr is one of my favorite Young Adult authors, but I decided on Zadie Smith today.

image: Goodreads
Zadie Smith is an English author who was named one of the 20 Best Young Authors by Granta in 2003 and again in 2013--a list which is only updated every 10 years, and was just updated this month with a new crop of talented young authors. She writes literary fiction that explores themes of race, class, culture, and gender. I always find it interesting to read about various settings in England, in a modern setting rather than historical.

Hooray for everyone who completed the A to Z Challenge in April!
I hope you stop by a few other blogs in the link. Those with codes after like BO=Books or WR=writing can  help distinguish which type of blog you're landing on. Also, you can stop by the A to Z blog and comment on the blog tour.


  1. That is awesome to make it into that list twice given the time gap. Congrats on finishing.

  2. Impressive she's on there twice. I've lived in London and there is a wide variety of races and cultures residing there - plenty of fodder for her.

  3. Hooray on finishing! I might just check out Zadie Smith--she sounds cool.
    --Chris (Hooker with Yarn...)

  4. Congratulations on finishing the A-Z challenge. Zadie must be outstanding to read!

  5. I'll have to find something of Zadie Smith's to read. Thanks for the introduction!

  6. Oh, wow. I forgot all about Zadie and Sara. Love Sara. Haven't read Zadie, but of course, I've heard of her.

  7. We made it to the end :) Zadie made my Z post too!


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