#242 Kiley Reid: When Fiction Does What A Thinkpiece Cannot

CORRECTION: In the intro I said Kiley Reid has written 'a number of novels and stories'. Such A Fun Age is actually her DEBUT novel. Apologies for this error.


Kiley Reid is a New York Times Bestselling writer, earning her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she won a fellowship award and taught undergraduate creative writing workshops with a focus on race and class. Kiley has written a book of short stories but her DEBUT novel Such a Fun Age is a very big book for 2020. The story is about a babysitter called Emira and her white employer Alix. This book is about race and the messy dynamics of privilege.


Here's some of the press it's picked up already:


Reese Witherspoon's Book Club Pick for January 2020

The Sunday Times One to Watch

Times Best Book of 2020

Stylist Best Book of 2020

New York Times Book to Watch

Vogue Best Book of Winter

Marie Claire Best Book of Winter


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