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Author Kiley Reid Casts A Sharp Eye On Race And Privilege In Her Novel “Such A Fun Age”

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Matthew Alvarez
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Author Kiley Reid is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and now lives in Philadelphia. ";

This program originally  aired 1-23-20.

A lost millennial, an Instagram celebrity, an overgrown man-child, and a precocious toddler run headlong into issues of race, class and human folly are all themes in the new novel “Such a Fun Age.”

On this this edition of Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe speaks with author Kiley Reid about her debut novel. 

Reid draws insightful and nuanced character studies and while the novel is about race and privilege, it also delves into human nature, good intentions, bad behavior and our glaring blind spots.

Reid is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and now lives in Philadelphia.

Guest:

  • Kiley Reid, author
Matthew is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa