In her first-ever event in Dallas, Zadie Smith will be in conversation with KERA’s Krys Boyd to discuss her forthcoming novel, Swing Time, which will be released on November 15.
Two brown girls dream of being dancers, but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It’s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten either. Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Moving from Northwest London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time.
All tickets include a hardcover copy of Swing Time.
Auditorium tickets are sold-out for this event. However, a live video-simulcast of the event will be available in the adjacent C3 Theater with close-up shots of the author on stage. Upgrades to Horchow Auditorium may be possible the night of the event if seats become available. Only those who have purchased simulcast tickets in advance will be eligible for upgrades.
Simulcast ticketholders can still meet Zadie Smith during the book signing after the program.