Funny, wise and of the moment, this book and this writer are the ones to watch
Hilarious, compelling, painful, enlightening, honest. I loved it.
Hilarious and off the wall and tender
This smart, funny, and tender debut embraces a modern woman's messiness.
This year welcomes Candice Carty-Williams to the literary scene. In 2016, best-selling author Jojo Moyes offered the use of her rural cottage to a wannabe novelist trying to finish a book; she selected Candice from more than 600 applicants.
Queenie is the sort of novel you just can't stop talking about and want everyone you know to read. Snort your tea out funny one moment and utterly heart-breaking the next ... I absolutely loved it
I enjoyed Queenie a lot; sharp, relatable, and incredibly evocative
A black Bridget Jones, perfectly of the moment.
perfect for anyone who loved Fleabag
Queenie has all the things you want in a debut novel - a startlingly fresh voice, characters you fall in love with from the very first page, and a joyous turn of phrase that makes this book almost impossible to put down. In turns hilariously funny and quietly devastating, Queenie is an important, timely story.
Candice Carty-Williams is a fantastic new writer who has written a deliciously funny, characterful, topical and thrilling novel for our times.
I ate this up in one greedy, joyous gulp. I loved Queenie and was cheering her on all the way
I was engrossed and loved Queenie - her humour, her pain, her politics, her friends, her family!
Candice Carty Williams is my new favourite writer and she will be yours, too...I needed this book in my early twenties. I have never felt so seen in fiction. My heart is full.
Queenie is the best mate we all want - funny, sharp and more than a little vulnerable. I loved climbing inside her mind and wish I could have stayed longer. I adored this novel
Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking
Queenie is a masterclass in how to write accessible political fiction about race and gender. Funny, relatable, sad, and hopeful; Candice Carty-Williams is a writer to watch.
Candice gives so generously with her joy, pain and humour ... a beautiful and compelling book
A really special book with much to say about black female identity, sexual politics, group chats & emotional becoming in a way that feels totally unforced. Filthy, funny & profound
One of the buzziest debuts of 2019
Adorable, funny, heartbreaking