5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Forum: Ballroom
£9 (excl. fees)
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About the Event

Hannah Beckerman (If Only I Could Tell You) and Candice Carty-Williams (Queenie) talk to author and journalist Cathy Rentzenbrink about their brilliant new novels that look at the ever-explored topic of the twists, turns and tensions of platonic, romantic and family relationships. If Only I Could Tell You (‘…it made me cry’ Marian Keyes) is a tender and compelling portrait of family losses and secrets. Queenie (‘…brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking’ Jojo Moyes) is a darkly comedic take on life, love, race and family. Add these to your ‘To Read’ list immediately!

About the Authors

Hannah Beckerman is an author and journalist. Her new novel, If Only I Could Tell You, will be published by Orion Books in February 2019, with a third novel coming in 2020. She is a freelance features writer and book critic for The Observer, the FT Weekend Magazine and The Sunday Express, a regular book pundit on the Sara Cox Show on BBC Radio 2, and regularly chairs panels, discussions and interviews at literary festivals and publishing events throughout the UK.

Candice Carty-Williams is an author, book marketer and sometime journalist based in south London. Born in 1989, the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver and a Jamaican-Indian dyslexic receptionist, Candice worked in the media before moving into publishing aged 23. In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, before moving to Vintage Books.