Wednesday, April 18, 2007

tonight i had the pleasure of hearing zadie smith read at the brooklyn academy of music.

i hate to gush.
but i will.

what i love, i really love
and i love zadie smith.

she's breath-takingly bright, enormously funny, and generous in her observations about writing and life. plus she has this completely unexpected, husky, gravely voice.

she's just cool.

oh and she's edited a book of short stories coming out this fall that sounds super excellent. its got everyone from dave eggers to george saunders to daniel clowes to chris ware and the proceeds from its sale will benefit 826NYC.

i'm supremely glad i had the opportunity.