In Conversation with Candice Carty-Williams

07 September 2019

A co-production with The National Theatre

Candice Carty-Williams’ debut novel, Queenie, has shot to the top of the bestseller list and heralded her as a thrilling new voice for our times. A darkly comic and unflinchingly raw depiction of a young woman trying to navigate her way in the world, it’s become one of 2019’s must-reads. Born in 1989, the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver and a Jamaican-Indian dyslexic receptionist, Candice worked in the media before moving into publishing aged 23 to work for 4th Estate. In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize. As part of the Authors on Stage season by Fane Productions, join Candice for an afternoon to discuss how she came to write Queenie and how we find new stories representing our lives and our city.

Photography by Lily Richards

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In Conversation with Candice Carty-Williams