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Best Book of 2005: Zadie Smith’s On Beauty

Caoilinn Hughes

Caoilinn Hughes on why Zadie Smith’s On Beauty is the best book of 2005

Caoilinn Hughes

Caoilinn Hughes’ first novel Orchid & the Wasp (2018) won the Collyer Bristow Prize and was a finalist for four other prizes. Her poetry collection Gathering Evidence (2014) won the Irish Times Shine/Strong Award. Her short fiction has been awarded the Moth Short Story Prize and an O.Henry Prize. Her second novel, The Wild Laughter, will be published in June 2020.

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