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Candice Carty-Williams

Candice Carty-Williams (born 1989) is a British writer, best known for her 2019 bestselling debut novel, Queenie, which was bought by Orion after a four-way bidding war between publishers. She has written for publications including The Guardian, i-D, Vogue, The Sunday Times, BEAT Magazine, and Black Ballad, and is a contributor to the anthology New Daughters of Africa (2019), edited by Margaret Busby. At the British Book Awards in June 2020 Carty-Williams became the first black female to win the "Book of the Year" accolade, for her novel Queenie.