Kirsty Capes works in publishing and, as a care leaver, is an advocate for better representation for care-experienced people in the media. She recently completed her PhD which investigates female-centric care narratives in contemporary fiction, under the supervision of 2019 Booker prize-winner, Bernardine Evaristo. Careless is her first novel.
Elegant and empathic [...] a portrait of how it feels to be young, brazen and terrified * JESSICA MOOR * So good I'm lying in a tepid bath because my 15 minutes reading turned into 45. What a voice! * AMY BEASHEL * Heroic and powerful, but also tender; this is such an important novel * CHARLOTTE MENDELSON * Real, raw, heart-wrenching and so wonderfully written * JESSICA RYN * A story of every day, that is never told * ANSTEY HARRIS * Vivid, bold and beautifully observed * ABBIE GREAVES * Moving and beautifully-written * LIBBY PAGE * I am so proud of my super-talented former student, Kirsty Capes. I'm so impressed with how her writing has flourished with the cracking characters and energetic prose of her fantastic debut novel * BERNADINE EVARISTO * The literary equivalent of gold dust * BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH *