Zadie Smith delivers an unforgettable tale about who we are and what we really want to be, in this wry and thoughtful rite-of-passage novel.

The Autograph Man introduces the reader to one Alex-Li Tandem: a twenty-something Chinese-Jewish autograph dealer turned on by sex, drugs and organised religion. From London to New York, love to death, fathers to sons, Alex tries to discover how a piece of paper can bring him closer to his heart’s desire. Through his journey, Zadie Smith exposes our misconceptions about our idols – and about ourselves.

The Man Booker Prize 2002
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Zadie Smith is a multi-award-winning author, who made a huge impact with her first novel, White Teeth.
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