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

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Jan 2020

29 min 17 sec

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 2020The Sunday Times One to WatchA Times Best Book of 2020A Stylist Best Book of 2020A New York Times Book to WatchA Vogue Best Book of WinterA Marie Claire Best Book of Winterif you liked the episode please don't forget to rate and review :)

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