Kiley Reid earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship and taught undergraduate creative writing workshops with a focus on race and class. Her short stories have been featured in Ploughshares, December, New South, and Lumina. Reid lives in Philadelphia.
Such a Fun Age, Kiley’s debut novel, is an extremely important book. I read it with the Read it Forward book club in January and was so moved by the writing and the story of race and privilege in our society. It is set around a young Black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.
Watch Kiley in the video below to learn more about what she’s reading and recommending!