BROMSGROVE’S Words will play host to multi-talented Zadie Smith at the town’s Artrix tonight (Friday).
Zadie is an internationally acclaimed writer, novelist, essayist and short-story writer and the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty and NW.
As a child she was fond of tap dancing, as a teenager she considered a career as an actress in musical theatre and as a university student she earned money as a jazz singer and wanted to become a journalist.
In 2010, The Guardian newspaper asked Smith for her ‘ten rules for writing fiction’.
Among them she declared were ‘Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand – but tell it’ and ‘resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never being satisfied’.
Those who go along will be in for an entertaining evening.
Tickets, at £12 (£6 students), are available by visiting www.artrix.co.uk or by calling 01527 577330.