Posted on 11/12/2019 at 04:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Novelist Zadie Smith is branching out into the world of drama.

The Wife of Willesden is a reimagining of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath’s Tale, reports the Guardian.

It’s a monologue that will be performed next year at the Kiln Theatre in Brent, the borough of London where Smith was born and raised.

Smith has written several novels and essay collections; her debut novel, White Teeth, won a variety of first-book awards and other honors, while On Beauty was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and received the Orange Prize for Fiction. 

Read more about the play and its significance to the borough in the Guardian.

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