New Zadie Smith Novel Coming in September

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: Author Zadie Smith attends the 2010 Library Lions Benefit at The New York Public Library on November 1, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Zadie Smith Photo: Henry S. Dziekan III/2010 Getty Images

A quick update on Zadie Smith's newest novel, which will be released later this year: It's called NW, and it follows five northwest London residents who have "made it out" of a local housing estate. (The estate in question takes its building names from the major British political philosophers, so now's a good time to dust off that textbook, probably.) As always, things get dicey when a stranger shows up.  The full description is here; NW is due out on September 4.