Zadie Smith, an award-winning British novelist and short-story writer, will read from and speak about her work on Nov. 21, 7 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Brown-Alley Room in Weinstein Hall. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.

Smith published her debut novel “White Teeth” in 2000 to critical acclaim, with the book later being named to Time magazine’s list of the “100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.” She has since written three more novels, and won the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction in 2006, the same year she was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. She was twice named as one of the 20 Best Young Authors by Granta magazine. Smith’s latest novel, “NW,” was published in 2012.

The event is part of the university’s 2013-14 Writers Series, sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences. The series’ mission is “to expose Richmond students, the greater university community and city residents to some of today’s most celebrated writers.”

For more information, contact Emily Tarchokov at 804-289-8287 or