lastnightsreading:

Zadie Smith at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

lastnightsreading:

Zadie Smith at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/21/14

Via Flavorwire
The 35 Writers Who Run the Literary Internet
Zadie Smith
No Twitter, no personal blog, and close to 35k fans following the Facebook page that her publisher runs for her; Zadie Smith really has zero personal Internet presence, save for maybe her sporadic posts on the New York Review of Books website. Yet while Smith might not have a clever Twitter handle, she’s all over social media proxy, with her many fans sharing quotes, articles, and her live talks (with fellow Internet-shy authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie or Karl Ove Knausgård) all the time. She’s one of the few big-name writers who has managed to develop a huge Internet presence without even seeming to spend much time online.
Neil Gaiman
It isn’t simply the over two million Twitter followers that make Gaimain an online powerhouse — it’s that he seems to genuinely enjoy interacting with his fans. The fact is, he had a massive following long before anyone knew what “social media” was, and doesn’t really need to tweet or use his Tumblr with such frequency to promote his work. That he spends so much time online, regardless, is what makes his noticeable presence very welcome.
John Green
Have you ever gone to Tumblr and looked at how many posts are tagged “John Green“? It’s a rabbit hole worth falling down at least once. Then there’s the 2.85 million people who follow him on Twitter — making Green easily one of the most popular writers on the Internet, and one who’s always interacting with fans.
Rachel Fershleiser 
A book evangelist, Fershleiser spends her days doing literary and nonprofit outreach at Tumblr, and takes any chance she can to talk about the “Bookternet.” She tweets all the time, has given a TEDx talk on the literary Internet, and, of course, she’s very active on Tumblr.
See the rest of the list here!

Via Flavorwire

The 35 Writers Who Run the Literary Internet

Zadie Smith

No Twitter, no personal blog, and close to 35k fans following the Facebook page that her publisher runs for her; Zadie Smith really has zero personal Internet presence, save for maybe her sporadic posts on the New York Review of Books website. Yet while Smith might not have a clever Twitter handle, she’s all over social media proxy, with her many fans sharing quotes, articles, and her live talks (with fellow Internet-shy authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie or Karl Ove Knausgård) all the time. She’s one of the few big-name writers who has managed to develop a huge Internet presence without even seeming to spend much time online.

Neil Gaiman

It isn’t simply the over two million Twitter followers that make Gaimain an online powerhouse — it’s that he seems to genuinely enjoy interacting with his fans. The fact is, he had a massive following long before anyone knew what “social media” was, and doesn’t really need to tweet or use his Tumblr with such frequency to promote his work. That he spends so much time online, regardless, is what makes his noticeable presence very welcome.

John Green

Have you ever gone to Tumblr and looked at how many posts are tagged “John Green“? It’s a rabbit hole worth falling down at least once. Then there’s the 2.85 million people who follow him on Twitter — making Green easily one of the most popular writers on the Internet, and one who’s always interacting with fans.

Rachel Fershleiser 

A book evangelist, Fershleiser spends her days doing literary and nonprofit outreach at Tumblr, and takes any chance she can to talk about the “Bookternet.” She tweets all the time, has given a TEDx talk on the literary Internet, and, of course, she’s very active on Tumblr.

See the rest of the list here!

postcardstoauthors:

Zadie Smith is the author of 5 books, including White Teeth, On Beauty, Changing My Mind, & NW.

postcardstoauthors:

Zadie Smith is the author of 5 books, including White Teeth, On Beauty, Changing My Mind, & NW.

Via O Magazine

Zadie Smith: What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading

Via O Magazine

Zadie Smith: What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading

Her quotes are always amazing

Her quotes are always amazing

bookstacks:


“I remember so clearly, in the early days, if I had to do a piece of press, they’d phone for me and say, ‘Oh, we’re going to bring hair and makeup, it’ll take about five hours.’ And I said, ‘Well, if it was Ian McEwan, would it take about five hours? Would there be hair and makeup? Cause if that’s not the case, then don’t bring the hair and makeup.’ So, it’s fascinating that they just assume: it’s a young woman, she must want to be photographed for five hours. She must have nothing better to do than delight in trying on all your shoes. But it’s not the case.” — Zadie Smith [x]Photographed by Eamonn McCabe

Zadie Smith is one of the best literary writers out today. When I look at photos of her, I think of the early Photos of Joyce Carol Oates (I once weeded fiction from a very large Central Library). Two great writers with a lot left to write about. 

bookstacks:

“I remember so clearly, in the early days, if I had to do a piece of press, they’d phone for me and say, ‘Oh, we’re going to bring hair and makeup, it’ll take about five hours.’ And I said, ‘Well, if it was Ian McEwan, would it take about five hours? Would there be hair and makeup? Cause if that’s not the case, then don’t bring the hair and makeup.’ So, it’s fascinating that they just assume: it’s a young woman, she must want to be photographed for five hours. She must have nothing better to do than delight in trying on all your shoes. But it’s not the case.”

— Zadie Smith [x]
Photographed by Eamonn McCabe

Zadie Smith is one of the best literary writers out today. When I look at photos of her, I think of the early Photos of Joyce Carol Oates (I once weeded fiction from a very large Central Library). Two great writers with a lot left to write about. 

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theparisreview:

“Rome says: enjoy me. London: survive me. New York: gimme all you got.”
Read Zadie Smith’s story from our Spring issue, now available in its entirety online.

theparisreview:

“Rome says: enjoy me. London: survive me. New York: gimme all you got.”

Read Zadie Smith’s story from our Spring issue, now available in its entirety online.

(via frontofbook)

Tags: Zadie Smith

3 of our lovely writers were include in TIME’s list of 21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading

3 of our lovely writers were include in TIME’s list of 21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading

housingworksbookstore:

theparisreview:

“Rome says: enjoy me. London: survive me. New York: gimme all you got.”
Read Zadie Smith’s story from our Spring issue, now available in its entirety online.

I will always reblog Zadie.

housingworksbookstore:

theparisreview:

“Rome says: enjoy me. London: survive me. New York: gimme all you got.”

Read Zadie Smith’s story from our Spring issue, now available in its entirety online.

I will always reblog Zadie.

(via peterwknox)

Tags: Zadie Smith

lastnightsreading:

Zadie Smith at the Schomburg Center, 3/19/14
Buy the drawing here.

lastnightsreading:

Zadie Smith at the Schomburg Center, 3/19/14

Buy the drawing here.