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, 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.
Candice will be interviewed by Liv Little, founder and CEO of the magazine gal-dem, and most recently commissioner of a new strand of content at the BBC on the history we aren't taught in schools. Liv has built multiple platforms for underrepresented voices across a wide array of mediums. Join them for an afternoon to discuss how Candice came to write Queenie and how we find new stories representing our lives and our city.
After the talk, Candice Carty-Williams will be signing copies of Queenie, which is available now from the National Theatre Bookshop. When you buy your copy from the National Theatre Bookshop, you support the work of the NT.
Tickets: £15 - £35