The Wife of Willesden

The Wife of Willesden

by Zadie Smith
Publication Date: 24/06/2021
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'Married five times. Mother. Lover. Aunt. Friend.

She plays many roles round here. And never

Scared to tell the whole of her truth, whether

Or not anyone wants to hear it. Wife

Of Willesden: pissed enough to tell her life

Story to whoever has ears and eyes . . .'


Zadie Smith's first time writing for the stage, The Wife of Willesden is a riotous twenty-first century translation of Geoffrey Chaucer's classic The Wife of Bath's Prologue, brought to glorious life on the Kilburn High Road.


Commissioned to celebrate Brent's year as Borough of Culture 2020, The Wife of Willesden will premiere at the Kiln Theatre, London in September 2020.

ISBN:
9780241471982
9780241471982
Category:
Plays
Publication Date:
24-06-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty and NW, as well as The Embassy of Cambodia and a collection of essays, Changing My Mind.

She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has twice been listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists.

She has won the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award among many others, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

Zadie Smith lives in London and New York with her husband and two children. Swing Time is her fifth novel.

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