Quantcast

DMA Arts & Letters Live: Zadie Smith

eventdetail
Photo courtesy of Zadie Smith

Acclaimed author Zadie Smith returns with The Fraud, a kaleidoscopic work of historical fiction set against the Tichborne trial, a legal cause célèbre that captivated Victorian England.

When Sir Roger Tichborne, a lower-class butcher from Australia, claims to be the rightful heir of a sizable estate and title, deciding what is real proves a complicated task. Andrew Bogle, who grew up enslaved on the Hope Plantation, Jamaica, finds himself a star witness in this celebrated case of imposture, and knows his future depends on telling the right story.

The Fraud is a dazzling novel about truth and fiction, Jamaica and Britain, fraudulence and authenticity, and the mystery of "other people."

Smith is the award-winning author of White Teeth, NW, On Beauty, and Swing Time, as well as of a novella, three collections of essays, and a short story collection. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a regular contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books.

Acclaimed author Zadie Smith returns with The Fraud, a kaleidoscopic work of historical fiction set against the Tichborne trial, a legal cause célèbre that captivated Victorian England.

When Sir Roger Tichborne, a lower-class butcher from Australia, claims to be the rightful heir of a sizable estate and title, deciding what is real proves a complicated task. Andrew Bogle, who grew up enslaved on the Hope Plantation, Jamaica, finds himself a star witness in this celebrated case of imposture, and knows his future depends on telling the right story.

The Fraud is a dazzling novel about truth and fiction, Jamaica and Britain, fraudulence and authenticity, and the mystery of "other people."

Smith is the award-winning author of White Teeth, NW, On Beauty, and Swing Time, as well as of a novella, three collections of essays, and a short story collection. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a regular contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books.

WHEN

WHERE

Temple Emanu-El
8500 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75225, USA
https://dma.org/programs/arts-and-letters-live

TICKET INFO

$10-$35

All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.
CULTUREMAP EMAILS ARE AWESOME
Get Dallas intel delivered daily.