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Novel Writers: Candice Carty-Williams

QUEENIE

Novel Writers: Candice Carty-Williams

QUEENIE

Candice-Carty-Williams, QUEENIE

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A darkly comic and unflinchingly raw depiction of a young woman trying to navigate her way in the world, QUEENIE is about identity, independence and carving your own path. For fans of Dolly Alderton, Bryony Gordon and Dawn O’Porter, and anyone who loved Fleabag and Dear White People.

This event was chaired by Euella Jackson, Bristol-based writer, director, public speaker and content creator. Euella also works with Rising Arts Agency here at Spike Island.

“Inspirational . . . written by a new and exciting young woman, it’s articulate, brave and ‘woke’. Funny, wise, and of the moment” – Kit De Waal, author

Listen to Candice Carty-Williams on our podcast: Novel Writers: The Warm Up

Candice Carty-Williams

Candice Carty-Williams is a marketer, author and journalist based in London. 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. In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, is a Penguin Books Write Now mentor, and she also contributes regularly to Refinery29, BEAT Magazine, Guardian Guide and i-D. QUEENIE is her first novel.

Novel Writers

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books.

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