Queenie author Candice Carty-Williams wins British Book Award

(BBC)-Candice Carty-Williams has said she feels “proud” but “sad” to become the first black author to win book of the year at the British Book Awards.Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Queenie, fended off titles from authors including Lisa Taddeo, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Margaret Atwood.She’s joined on the winner’s podium by Bernardine Evaristo, who was named author of the year.Her Booker-winning novel, Girl, Woman, Other, won fiction book of the year.Reacting to her win, Carty-Williams said: “I don’t quite know how I feel about winning book of the year; I’m proud of myself, yes, and grateful to the incredible team that helped me get Queenie out of my head and on to the shelves. Post Views: 4
News Source: ZNBC

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