The Library District is excited to once again be part of the storied Las Vegas Book Festival, opens a new window, which returns to the historic Fifth Street School (401 S. Fourth St.) in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, October 22! Now celebrating its 21st year, this FREE annual event for local literary lovers is open to all ages and will feature four headline authors — Carl Bernstein, Elin Hilderbrand, Kiley Reid, and chef Hubert Keller. Scheduled topics include politics, book club favorites, diversity, and cookbooks, plus each author will do a book signing after their sessions.
I was honored to be asked to moderate the discussion panel for one of my favorite authors, Kiley Reid, which will start at 1: 30 p.m. We will be discussing her popular debut novel, “Such a Fun Age,” which was ranked #3 on the New York Times hardcover fiction list within weeks of its release, and it was also the first selection for Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club. You can use your free library card to check out this critically-acclaimed book in print, eBook, and downloadable audiobook formats found below.
Learn more about this year’s Las Vegas Book Festival and check out the full schedule of events on their website. I look forward to seeing you there!
Kiley Reid in Conversation with Kelvin Watson
Saturday, October 22 at 1:30 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School Auditorium
A Book Signing will Follow the Event
An Arizona native, Kiley Reid is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was the recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. Her New York Times-bestselling debut novel, Such a Fun Age, is currently in development by Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions and Sight Unseen Pictures. The novel was longlisted for The 2020 Booker Prize and a finalist for the New York Public Library’s 2020 Young Lions Fiction Award, the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author, and the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award. Kiley’s writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Playboy, December, Lumina, where her short story was the winner in the 2017 Flash Prose Contest, and Ploughshares, where her short story was the winner of the 2020 Ashley Leigh Bourne Prize for Fiction.
Read Before You Go!
Available in multiple formats and in both English & Spanish