Kiley Reid’s debut novel shot into the bestsellers list and has been lauded by critics here and in the US. Such A Fun Age follows the lives of babysitter Emira Tucker, a young black woman, and her wealthy, white employer Alix Chamberlin in post-Obama America. Kiley’s book explores race, class and wealth, and how well-meaning wokeness can actually exacerbate those issues.
Presenter: Tina Daheley
Producers: Alicia Burrell and Katie Gunning
Mixed by Emma Crowe
Editor: Philly Beaumont