Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith’s most recent novel is NW. Her essay in the July 10, 2014 issue will appear as an introduction to the new edition of J.G. Ballard’s Crash, to be published by Fourth Estate in the UK.

  • The North West London Blues

    June 2, 2012

    I don’t think the argument in favor of libraries is especially ideological or ethical. I would even agree with those who say it’s not especially logical. I think for most people it’s emotional. Not logos or ethos but pathos. This is not a denigration: emotion also has a place in public policy. We’re humans, not robots.