Candice Carty-Williams

Birth Day July 21st, 1989
Birth Place London
Age 33 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer

About Candice Carty-Williams

Candice Carty-Williams is a British writer who is well recognized for her hit debut novel titled "Queenie" released in 2019. Following the success of her novel, she won the "Book of the Year" accolade becoming the first black woman to do so in June 2020. She even created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize in 2016. 

Candice is a contributor to the anthology New Daughters of Africa(2019) and even has written for publications including The Guardian, i-D, Vogue, The Sunday Times, BEAT Magazine, and Black Ballad. 

She has over 36k followers on her verified Instagram account: @candicec_w and over 39k followers on her verified Twitter account: @CandiceC_W. 

Candice Carty-Williams Early life & Education

Candice Carty-Williams was born on July 21, 1989, in London, England. His birth name is Candice Carty-Williams. She is of British nationality and is from Jamaican ethnic background while Cancer is her zodiac sign. 

She was born as the daughter of a family of Jamaican-Indian heritage as her father was a Jamaican while her mother was of  Jamaican-Indian ancestry. She was born in St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster, and had grown up in South London. 

Neither of her parents was educated as her father had worked as a cab driver and was interested in having thousands of records. Candice got her to want to collect things from her father. 

Following her school graduation, she went on to study at the University of Sussex, later graduating and earning a degree in communication and media studies, after which she decided to try to enter the publishing industry. 

Candice Carty-Williams Career (Writer)

  • Candice Carty-Williams started her career initially as an intern at Melville House, 4th Estate, and William Collins. She then after got her first job as a marketing assistant at the HarperCollins imprint 4th Estate in 2014, leading to her promotion to an executive in 2015. 
  • During that time, she created the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize. It was aimed to offer assistance towards publishing or literary agent representation.
  • She then worked as a senior marketing executive at Vintage in 2016. During the time, she was also a mentor on the Penguin Books "Write Now" scheme, however leaving the imprint in May 2019. 
  • Her breakthrough came when she published her first novel titled "Queenie" in 2017. The novel was the subject of an auction between four publishers and was eventually acquired for a six-figure sum by Orion. For the novel, she even was awarded the "Book of the Year" in 2020. 
  • The success of the novel led to an eight-episode television drama series on Channel 4 as announced in 2021. 
  • Besides, she has written for publications including The Guardian, i-D, Vogue, The Sunday Times, Refinery29, BEAT Magazine, and Black Ballad. She even became a contributor to the anthology, "New Daughters of Africa"(2019). 
  • In January 2020, she was appointed the new weekly books columnist of The Guardian. 
  • She even wrote a short story for Prada's holiday 2020 campaign. 
  • On October 7, 2021, her written young adult novel titled "Empress & Aniya" was published. 
  • In April 2022, the follow-up novel to Queenie titled "People Person" was published. 


Candice Carty-Williams Personal life

Candice Carty-Williams is currently supposed to be a single woman. There have been no rumors about her personal life or her love life. However, she mentioned she was talking to a white man on a dating app when she was young. 

She said;  

“He was a white man. It’s only now that I’m old and wise enough to understand my value that I didn’t take that forward. The younger me – the girl growing up believing that black girls are not desirable except for sex – would have entertained that for a long time.”

Candice Carty-Williams net worth 2022

Candice Carty-Williams has quite good earnings from her professional career as a successful writer. Having her career started initially as a marketing assistant, Candice has managed to come a long way becoming one of the most successful female black writers of all time. 

Her net worth is estimated to be around $1.2 million as of 2022. 

Candice Carty-Williams Measurements

Candice Carty-Williams is a gorgeous lady with a double-size body physique in her late 30s. She stands tall with a height of 5ft. 7inch.(1.73m) while her body weighs around 68kg. 

She has a beautiful brown complexion with black hair and dark brown eyes color.

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