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

    • Entrepreneurship

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
A Times Best Book of 2020
A Stylist Best Book of 2020
A New York Times Book to Watch
A Vogue Best Book of Winter
A Marie Claire Best Book of Winter


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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
A Times Best Book of 2020
A Stylist Best Book of 2020
A New York Times Book to Watch
A Vogue Best Book of Winter
A Marie Claire Best Book of Winter


if you liked the episode please don't forget to rate and review :) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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