Candice Carty-Williams was born in south London in 1989. She is a showrunner, culture writer, and author of Book of the Year Award winning and Sunday Times bestselling Queenie, as well as the young adult novella Empress and Aniya, and the Sunday Times bestselling People Person.

In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate Short Story Prize for underrepresented writers, the first inclusive initiative of its kind in book publishing. Candice is the ex Guardian Review books columnist, has written for Guardian (obviously), i-D, Vogue, The Face, every iteration of the Sunday Times, BEAT Magazine, Black Ballad and many more publications.

Queenie received global acclaim, and was described as vital, disarmingly honest and boldly political. Queenie will be adapted for Channel 4 and Disney, and her original drama, Champion, will be airing on BBC One in the UK, and on Netflix globally, in 2023.

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