Candice Carty-Williams

Candice Carty-Williams is a writer and author of the Sunday Times bestselling Queenie. Queenie has been described as ‘vital’,’disarmingly honest’, and ‘boldly political’, and has been shortlisted for the Waterstones, Foyles and Goodreads Book of 2019, as well as selected as the Blackwell’s Debut of the Year. In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, the first inclusive initiative of its kind in book publishing. Candice has written for Guardian, i-D, Vogue International, every iteration of the Sunday Times, BEAT Magazine, Black Ballad and more. She will probably always live in South London.

Queenie

Meet Queenie. She just can’t cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That’s just…

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“Candice Carty-Williams rocked my world. I love characters that are unlikeable and I how Queenie was completely unrelenting about sexual issues, her innocence and her struggles… I wish I’d read it when I was a lot younger.”

Naga Munchetty

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