Books  |  Feb 21, 2020

Curtis Brown authors feature in Good Reads 2020

The Quick Reads list for 2020 is out this week, featuring books from Adam Kay and Clare Mackintosh, and short stories by Adele Parks, Louise Candlish and Jojo Moyes.

Launched in 2006, Quicks Reads is an adult literacy programme run by The Reading Agency. It commissions high-profile authors to contribute short novels aimed at adults with low literacy levels, which are sold for £1 and distributed to libraries, prisons, hospitals and colleges. In 2018 the charity was threatened with closure due to a lack of sponsorship, but Jojo Moyes secured its future by personally pledging funding until 2023.

The 2020 release includes a specially adapted version of Kay’s bestselling memoir This is Going to Hurt, as well as a new short story from Mackintosh titled The Donor. The Makeover by Moyes, Lock Up and Leave by Candlish and A Quiet Road by Parks feature in the short story collection A Fresh Start, edited by Fanny Blake.

Click here to find out how you can order titles from Quick Reads 2020.