Zadie Smith interviewed for Tulane Hullabaloo (2016)

(03/02/16) British novelist Zadie Smith discusses life as writer in New York, merits of Twitter: “The canon matters to me because I want to feel myself part of a long process, but reading what just came out, if I’m reading Ben Lerner that to me is as serious as reading Schopenhauer, I just mean quality. But an important thing to me, I guess, is not just reading my peers. I don’t see the purpose of that. I have to read a bit more widely than that.”

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