MMC Alumna’s Break-Out Novel Acquired by Sight Unseen Pictures
Congratulations are in order for Class of 2010’s Kiley Reid whose debut novel was purchased in a ten-publisher auction by Bloomsbury and swiftly picked up by Emmy-award winner Lena Waithe’s production company, Hillman Grad Productions.
Via Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline
Kiley, an Acting major and minor in Religious Studies, is currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship. Her short stories have been featured and are forthcoming in December, Lumina, New South, Ploughshares, and others.
The novel, which explores the complicated nature of transactional relationships, of being a “grown up,” and of doing the right thing for the wrong reasons, is set to be published in Fall 2019.