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Zadie Smith has written several novels, including On Beauty, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005. Dominique Nabokov/Penguin Press hide caption

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Novelist Zadie Smith On Historical Nostalgia And The Nature Of Talent

Her new book, Swing Time, tells the story of two girls who dream of being dancers, but only one has the talent to do so. Smith says talent is the most unfair of gifts; you either have it or you don't.

Zadie Smith has written several novels, including On Beauty, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005. Dominique Nabokov/Penguin Press hide caption

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Novelist Zadie Smith On Historical Nostalgia And The Nature Of Talent

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