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Candice Carty-Williams


Candice Carty-Williams was born in south London in 1989, the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver and a dyslexic Jamaican-Indian receptionist. She is a culture writer, and author of Book of the Year Award winning Queenie, as well as the young adult novella Empress and Aniya. In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate Short Story Prize for underrepresented writers, the first inclusive initiative of its kind in book publishing.


Candice is the ex Guardian Review books columnist, has written for Guardian (obviously), i-D, Vogue, The Face, every iteration of the Sunday Times, BEAT Magazine, Black Ballad and many more publications. Her Sunday Times bestselling debut, Queenie, received wide acclaim, and was described as 'vital, disarmingly honest and boldly political'.


Her highly anticipated second novel, People Person, was published in April 2022.

She can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @CandiceC_W.

Agent: Jo Unwin

Books by Candice Carty-Williams

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