Bookshelfie: Kiley Reid

Season 7, Episode 3,   Mar 26, 05:00 AM

Bestselling author Kiley Reid delves into her favourite books with Vick and discusses motherhood, morals and money.

Kiley’s debut novel Such A Fun Age was an instant hit making the New York Times Best Seller list, and probably more excitingly, Reece Witherspoon’s book club reading list.  

Despite this success, in her 20s Kiley had always thought of writing as just a hobby turning to other jobs such as nannying and sales. It wasn’t until she was accepted onto the Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop that she began to give her writing her full attention. It was here she discovered how uncomfortable writing about money made other people feel, a topic that comes up in both Such a Fun Age and her new book Come and Get It.

Come and Get It is out now in hardback and follows the lives of three women on a college campus and discusses topics such as class, race, age and money.

Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy, The Guardian, and others. In addition to writing Kiley teaches at the University of Michigan.

Kiley’s book choices are:
** The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada
** The Walmart Book of the Dead by Lucy Biederman
** The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
** Either/Or by Elif Bautman
** Sleepy Time byGyo Fujikawa 

Vick Hope, multi-award winning TV and BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and journalist, is the host of season seven of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Podcast. Every week, Vick will be joined by another inspirational woman to discuss the work of incredible female authors. The Women’s Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and they continue to champion the very best books written by women.

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