Zadie Smith entry: Overview screen.
From this year until 1997, The May Anthology of Oxford and Cambridge Short Stories
annually included writing by ZS. She headed her earliest printed work, the story "Mirrored Box", 1995, with a quote from Zora Neale Hurston
ZS published her "tumultuous" and "encyclopedic" first novel, White Teeth
(which had hit the headlines in 1997 for a publisher's advance of £250,000). It garnered a fistful of awards.