Zadie Smith & Adam Thirlwell: The Fraud/The Future Future

Historical fiction is having a moment, and at the forefront are two of 2023’s best novels: Zadie Smith’s The Fraud (Hamish Hamilton), and Adam Thirlwell’s The Future Future (Jonathan Cape). Smith and Thirlwell were in conversation about the ways in which prose can ‘sandblast the dust off history’, as Polly Stenham writes about The Future Future.