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Kiley Reid (born 1987) is an American novelist. Her debut novel, Such a Fun Age, was published in December 2019 and was longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. Early life and education Reid was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1987 and raised in Tucson, Arizona, from the age of seven to 20. She graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School and studied theater at the University of Arizona for two years before transferring to Marymount Manhattan College. Reid later graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Career Reid's short stories have been featured in Ploughshares, December, New South, and Lumina. Such a Fun Age Reid's debut novel, Such a Fun Age, was published by G. P. Putnam's Sons on December 31, 2019. It was published by Bloomsbury Publishing in the United Kingdom on January 7, 2020. It was longlisted for the Booker Prize in July 2020 and won the International Book of the Year at the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards.The novel, which explores the relationship between a young black babysitter and her well-intentioned white employer, was ranked No. 3 on the New York Times hardcover fiction list within two weeks of its U.S. release. The novel received generally positive reviews from numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and The Atlantic magazine. It was the first selection of 2020 for Reese Witherspoon's book club.The Washington Post's review said that "Reid constructs a plot so beautifully intricate and real and fascinating that readers will forget it's also full of tough questions about race, class and identity." The Atlantic described the book as "a funny, fast-paced, empathetic examination of privilege in America." A review in The New York Times noted the book's "resonant insights into the casual racism in everyday life, especially in the America of the liberal elite," but described Reid's scenes and dialogue as feeling "deliberately styled for a screen adaptation," with "heavy-handed attempts to mimic millennial parlance."Reid, who spent six years caring for the children of wealthy Manhattanites, began the novel while applying to graduate school. She completed it while earning her MFA degree 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. The book and screen rights to the story were acquired before she graduated. Come and Get It Reid's second novel, Come and Get It, is scheduled to be published on January 30, 2024. The plot follows a "residential assistant and her messy entanglement with a professor and three unruly students." Personal life Reid lives in Philadelphia with her husband. Bibliography Novels Such a Fun Age. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 2019. ISBN 978-0-525-54190-5. Come and Get It. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 2024. ISBN 978-0-593-32820-0.Short stories "George Washington's Teeth". Ploughshares. October 2019. ISBN 9781626081598. "Playing Kerri Strug". Marie Claire. Spring 2021. "Simplexity". Currency. Amazon Original Stories. February 25, 2021. ASIN B08TWDXWHN.References External links Official website "Such a Fun Age". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved December 21, 2019.. Discover the Kiley Reid popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Kiley Reid books.

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