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Candice Carty-Williams

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Candice Carty-Williams

Candice Carty-Williams is a senior marketing executive at Vintage. In 2016, she created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, which aims to find, champion and celebrate underrepresented writers. She contributes regularly to i-DRefinery29BEAT Magazine and more, and her pieces, especially those about blackness, sex and identity, have been shared globally. QUEENIE is her first novel.

Candice Carty-Williams

Books by Candice Carty-Williams

by Candice Carty-Williams - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle-class peers. After a messy breakup from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places, including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth. As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?” --- all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.