Private: Zadie Smith’s boyfriend lands £100,000 book deal

Zadie Smith’s boyfriend of two years and rumored fiancé, Nick Laird, has landed a “£100,000 two-book deal after a fierce bidding war for his debut novel, an upmarket caper entitled Utterly Monkey.” The deal enables Laird to quit his lawyer gig with a prominent London firm and dedicate himself, full-time, to writing.