Iain Reid

Iain Reid

Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of nonfiction. A recipient of the prestigious RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award, Reid has written for a variety of publications throughout North America, including the New Yorker.  Oscar-winner Charlie Kaufman is writing and directing a film of Reid’s Icepick Award-nominated debut novel, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, for Netflix. Reid will co-produce. Foe is his second novel and is being optioned for film. Twitter: @reid_iain.

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Reviews on Foe:

  • Foe’s premise is strong and innovative and should also lend itself well to adaptation” – In Quill and Quire 
  • “Readers won’t be able to put this one down” – In Publishers Weekly


  • “‘For me, it’s harder to write fiction, to make things up, because anything is possible,’ explained Reid, who said his first novel actually felt like the most personal book he’s written” – In the Whig
  • “The starting point for me in a novel is that anything can happen” – In Hazlitt
  • “His novels can be terrifying in parts and extremely disturbing, and yet he is probably the most charming, affable, kind, sincere, considerate, down-to-earth person” – In Maclean’s


<p class="Bodydin79"><span lang="EN-US">Junior and Hen are a quiet married couple. They live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with surprising news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm…very far away. The most unusual part? Hen won’t have a chance to miss Junior, because she won’t be left alone – not even for a moment. Hen will have company. Familiar company.</span></p>
<p class="Bodydin79"><span lang="EN-US">A taut, psychological mind-bender, <i>Foe</i> examines the nature of domestic relationships and what it means to be (or not be) a person.</span></p>

All events with Iain Reid

12 PM
Tasty Bites: Iain Reid and Sarah Weinman
Oct 12 @ 12 PM - 12:50 PM

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2nd Street SW
10 AM
Reel Life Tales
Oct 13 @ 10 AM - 11:30 AM

DJD Dance Centre

111 12 Ave SE
7 PM
Friday Night Showcase: True Crime and Suspense
Oct 12 @ 7 PM - 8:30 PM

DJD Dance Centre

111 12 Ave SE