According to The Telegraph, The Fraud will be Smith’s first work of historical fiction and will take place in 1800s England— apparently inspired by real events. The Fraud has yet to be given a publication date and the other remains untitled as of now—though it is rumored to be a short story collection spanning two decades—both of which have been slated for release in 2019.
The 41-year-old English novelist often contributes short stories and essays to publications such as The New Yorker and Harper’s Magazine, both of which profiles you can sift through to fulfill your craving for Smith’s quick and charming character crafting until her new works hit bookstands.
In 2000, Smith’s first novel White Teeth gained quick critical acclaim and earned the author the Whitbread Book Award for best debut novel. Her other works have been met with the same popularity, some of which have been adapted for television. Her 2005 novel, On Beauty, won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2006 and claimed a spot on the Man Book Prize shortlist in the same year.
While Smith has yet to post further details pertaining to her new works on her Facebook page or elsewhere, we’ll be waiting (excitedly) to learn more.
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