In this bizarre year, there is no one who can help us to look around more attentively than Zadie Smith. She shows us both ‘small’ personal suffering and big societal issues. With a strong power of observation and a unique style, she takes us with her through her thoughts and makes us look at the people and the world around her. In this way she has managed to write the most nuanced and profound portrait of 2020 (so far), the essay collection: Intimations.

We have invited her to show us those things we tend to overlook, to listen to her sharp analyses and to her humane observations. We will speak about identity and time, class and racism, privilege and suffering, being alone and our communal life, resistance and submission, love, life and death.