An Evening With Kiley Reid
Join Kiley Reid, bestselling author of Booker-Prize longlisted, Such A Fun Age, to discuss her new book, Come and Get It. A brilliantly observed campus-novel-cum-social-comedy, and selected as one of the best books for 2024 by the Guardian, Sunday Times, i paper, Daily Mail, Independent, New Statesman, Cosmopolitan, GQ, and Stylist, we can't wait to welcome Kiley to BookBar!
Millie wants to graduate, get a job and buy a house. She's slowly saving up from her job on campus, but when a visiting professor offers her an unusual opportunity to make some extra money, she jumps at the chance.
Agatha is a writer, recovering from a break-up while researching attitudes towards weddings and money for her new book. She strikes gold when interviewing the girls in Millie's dorm, but her plans take a turn when she realises that the best material is unfolding behind closed doors.
As the two women form an unlikely relationship, they soon become embroiled in a world of roommate theatrics, vengeful pranks and illicit intrigue – and are forced to question just how much of themselves they are willing to trade to get what they want.
Sharp, intimate and provocative, Come and Get It takes a lens to our money-obsessed society in a tension-filled story about desire, consumption and bad behaviour.
KILEY REID earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship and taught creative writing with a focus on race and class. Such a Fun Age, her first book, was both a Sunday Times and a New York Times bestseller and was longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. She lives in Philadelphia.
Your ticket includes a hardback copy of Come And Get It (RRP £16.99) which can be collected from BookBar or posted to you (for an additional postage fee) from publication date (30th January 2024) or collect on the night.
Join us at Charlotte Street Hotel, on Wednesday 21st February at 6:30pm. Make an evening of it and book a table in the Oscar Bar & Restaurant for a special set menu dinner at £22 for two courses.
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