Iain Reid

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Iain Reid
BornOntario, Canada[1]
Occupationnovelist, memoirist
Notable worksThe Truth About Luck

Iain Reid (b. ca. 1980) is a Canadian writer, who won the RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award in 2015.[2]

Writing career[edit]

Reid established his writing career by publishing articles and columns in national magazines and newspapers following his college graduation. He drew the attention of the National Post, garnering a weekly column assignment.[3] In 2015 he began appearing in US magazine The New Yorker.[3]

His first memoir, One Bird's Choice: A Year in the Life of an Over-educated, Underemployed Twentysomething Who Moves Back Home, was published in 2010,[4] and was followed by The Truth About Luck: What I Learned on my Road Trip with Grandma in 2013.[5]

His debut novel, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, was published in 2016.[6] It is being adapted info a film for Netflix by Charlie Kaufman.[7]

His second novel, Foe, was published by Simon and Schuster in 2018.[8] The film rights have been purchased by Anonymous Content.[9]

He lives in Kingston, Ontario.[3]


  1. ^ "In Debut Thriller Novel, Iain Reid Delivers Shivers Without Reader Knowing Why". NPR, June 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Iain Reid wins $10K RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer Award". CBC Books, May 11, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Kingston author publishes first work of fiction". Kingston Region, May 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "The fab five: Canlit’s hottest up-and-comers". The Globe and Mail, June 30, 2012.
  5. ^ "Memoir of time spent with Grandma reveals old truths, young wisdom". The Globe and Mail, March 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "Profile: Iain Reid explores new territory in his debut work of fiction, I’m Thinking of Ending Things". Quill & Quire, May 2016.
  7. ^ "Charlie Kaufman Adapting Novel by Canadian Author Iain Reid for Netflix". The National Post. January 25, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  8. ^ Kerry, Clare (December 3, 2018). "The best books of 2018". Chatelaine (Online).
  9. ^ Hendra, Peter (December 29, 2018). "Glorious year for Sons; Kingston band won a Juno, played a sold-out show in hometown arena, opened for the Rolling Stones, and headlined own tour". The Kingston Whig-Standard: A1 – via Proquest.