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Novelist Kiley Reid ’10 Longlisted for Prestigious Booker Prize

August 01, 2020
  • Kiley Reid ’10
    Tamara Gajic for The New York Times
Reid ’10, who graduated from MMC with a BFA in Acting and a minor in Religious Studies, has been longlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize for her New York Times best-selling novel, Such a Fun Age.

In late-July, The New York Times released the Prize’s longlist of 13 nominees, which features well-known authors, including Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Tyler, as well as eight debut novelists, including MMC’s Reid. The Booker Prizes “reward the finest in fiction, highlighting great books to readers and transforming authors’ careers.” Learn more here. Congratulations, Kiley!

In addition, Reid’s short story, George Washington’s Teeth, has been awarded the second annual Ashley Leigh Bourne Prize for Fiction. The short story appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of the Ploughshares literature journal and examines American history from a racial perspective. The Ashley Leigh Bourne Prize for Fiction is selected by Ploughshares’ editors and recognizes an outstanding short story featured in a previous issue. Along with honors and recognition, Reid was awarded a $2,500 prize.

Interested in reading the story? The Kindle edition of George Washington’s Teeth is now available from Amazon.