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British author Zadie Smith in 2005. (AP)

Was Zadie Smith's Novel 'NW' Worth The Wait?

Sep 5, 2012 (Fresh Air from WHYY)

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Zadie Smith wrote her last novel On Beauty seven years ago — a long time in the anxious world of publishing. Her new novel NW was released in the U.S. on Monday. Critic Maureen Corrigan asks: Was it worth the wait?

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