Win Tickets to Candice Carty-Williams at the Southbank

It’s been hailed ‘the buzziest debut of the year’ (The Guardian), and 2019’s answer to Fleabag and Bridget Jones. Candice Carty-Williams’ Queenie tells the story of a 25 year-old black woman living in London.  She works at a national newspaper and is the first in her Jamaican family to go to university or hold a professional job.  Queenie is funny, intelligent, outspoken and apparently confident; she has a loyal group of friends (“the Corgis”) and a busy social life.  She is also struggling – she feels neither black enough nor white enough, lonely, and devastated after a break-up from her white boyfriend.  She throws herself into online dating, to the initial hilarity and growing concern of her friends.  There are hints of a fractured relationship with her mother and a traumatic childhood that threatens to overwhelm her.

In a rare and exclusive London event, Candice will be in conversation about Queenie with June Sarpong on 17 April at the Southbank. Enter our competition below for your chance to win a pair of tickets and signed copies of the hardback (which comes in four colours to choose from):

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
17 April 2019, 7.45pm
Purcell Room Southbank Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
Tickets £12
— Daisy Allsup
7th February 2019