A highly acclaimed and strikingly influential novelist, British author Zadie Smith burst on to the literary scene with her sharp and funny debut White Teeth. Reflecting her Jamaican-British heritage and written when Smith was still at university, White Teeth received a chorus of acclaim, with various reviewers comparing its author with Salman Rushdie. The novel went on to win numerous awards including the Guardian First Book Award and the Whitbread First Novel Award.
Nominated as one of Granta’s 'Best of Young British Novelists' in 2003, Smith followed White Teeth with The Autograph Man and On Beauty, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2006. Her most recent works are the novels NW and Swing Time as well as the non-fiction collections Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays and Feel Free.
Interleaving ten completely new and unpublished stories with some of her best-loved pieces from the New Yorker and elsewhere, Zadie Smith presents a dizzyingly rich and varied collection of fiction. Moving exhilaratingly across genres and perspectives, from the historic to the vividly current to the slyly dystopian, Grand Union is a sharply alert and prescient collection about time and place, identity and rebirth, the persistent legacies that haunt our present selves and the uncanny futures that rush up to meet us.