A night in with Kiley Reid

To celebrate the paperback release of Such A Fun Age.


Friday 26th February, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event


About the Event

What happens when you do the right thing for the wrong reason?

When black babysitter Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for ‘kidnapping’ the white child she’s actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events.

Join the author of the fiction debut of 2020, Kiley Reid, as she discusses her literary sensation Such A Fun Age with journalist and author Yomi Adegoke. Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020, and with film and TV rights already optioned by Emmy award-winning Lena Waithe, it went straight into the bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic following overwhelming critical acclaim.

Now, to celebrate publication of the paperback, Kiley will be in conversation exploring what made Such A Fun Age resonate so sharply with readers across the globe, why the narrative is so relevant to the way we live now, and how moments of conflict can change people’s lives.

With candour, empathy and satirical insight, Kiley will touch on the intersection of money, class and race, the messy dynamics of privilege, and the complicated reality of being a grown-up. Don’t miss the chance to spend an evening with the voice of a generation.

Fane Online is a curated series of online events, giving you the chance to watch exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors and podcasters, all from the comfort of your own home.

The ‘book and ticket’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Such A Fun Age (RRP £8.99).

The event will initially be broadcast on 26 February 2021 at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed worldwide.  If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time, you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.

If you have any questions, please email faneonline@fane.co.uk

About the Book

Such a Fun Age
Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date:7 Jan 2020


4.17 out of 5
15 reviews
"The book moves beyond merely articulating the shallowness with which we engage online to show the superficiality which has always characterised our engagement with one another"
London Review of Books
"a gripping and sharply comic account"
Daily Mail
"an era-defining novel"
"A sharply observed and well-crafted debut that explores race, class and privilege in contemporary Philadelphia"
The Bookseller
"This is the calling card of a virtuoso talent, a thrilling millennial spin on the 19th-century novel of manners"
The Guardian
"I suspect it will turn its writer into a star."
The Times
"All in all, it’s a cracking debut – charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning."
The Observer
"As a layered and evocative social commentary, Reid makes an excellent job of it"
The Sunday Times
"Powerful debut hits the literary bullseye"
Irish Times
"A witty and incisive debut scrutinises relationships, race and our constructed selves"
Financial Times