zadie smith backlash

Further skewering of poor Zadie Smith, not from the usual British suspects but
from this side of the pond. Shazia Ahmad describes what sounds like a terribly long and boring (paid) reading in New York. I’ve never heard the lovely Ms. Smith read, so I can’t say, but her pal and co-reader Dave Eggers will be in L.A. this Sunday (the 6th), reading at Dutton’s in Brentwood at 11:30. I will probably go and see for myself.