Kiley Reid | Come and Get It

Recorded Jan 31, 2024
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Direct Download: 20240131-kileyre.mp3

In conversation with Niela Orr

A “hilarious, uncomfortable and compulsively readable story about race and class” (TIME), Kiley Reid’s novel Such a Fun Age tells the story of a young Black babysitter and her well-intentioned but misguided employer. A New York Times bestseller, a Reese’s Book Club Pick, and named one of the best books of the year by a slew of publications, it was longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. Reid’s other writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy, and The Guardian, among other places. She teaches writing at the University of Michigan. A novel about wealth, bad behavior, and indelicacy, Come and Get It tells the story of an ambitious University of Arkansas resident assistant and her tangled relationships with a professor and three boisterous students.

Niela Orr is a critic whose work has appeared in The London Review of Books, The Paris Review, and The Believer, among other places. She is a story editor for the New York Times Magazine.

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