This month’s guest is Kirsty Capes, author of the novel Careless. We talked about why she wanted to write about female friendship, what it was like to study with Bernadine Evaristo, why it’s especially important for kids in the foster care system to see themselves reflected in books, and a whole lot more.
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Books Mentioned in this episode:
Careless, by Kirsty Capes
The Tracey Beaker series, by Jacqueline Wilson
No One Is Talking About This, by Patricia Lockwood
All the Fun of the Fair, by Caroline Hulse
The Adults, by Caroline Hulse
Complicit, by Winnie M Li
Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke
The Bookshop of Second Chances, by Jackie Fraser
The Hidden Child, by Louise Fein
Endgame, by Malorie Blackman
The Literary Almanac, by Francesca Beauman
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
Girl, Unstrung, by Claire Handscombe
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