This post was written by Friday guest blogger Emma Garman.
Mr. Zadie Smith, who confirms that this label really annoys him, talks to the Belfast Telegraph about his work. When Paul Muldoon, a major influence, is mentioned, I can’t help remembering that Muldoon’s novelist wife recently wrote one of those scourges of Sunday, a NY Times Modern Love column. At least Nick (that’s his name!) doesn’t have to worry about Zadie pulling a stunt like that. Presumably.