Carty-Williams joins Guardian Review as columnist

Carty-Williams joins Guardian Review as columnist

Candice Carty-Williams has joined the Guardian as a columnist, writing a weekly piece for the paper’s Review supplement about "literature in its many forms".

The Queenie (Trapeze) author will share her thoughts on subjects including "books, theatre, arts and the literary world", the paper said.

Carty-Williams, who left her senior marketing executive role at Vintage last year, said: "As a writer and a reader I am obsessed with how stories draw us in and shape our world. So when the Guardian approached me to write a column about literature in its many forms I was honoured and excited. I’m looking forward to expanding my own reading, as well as readers’, and enriching our understanding of what books mean to us."

The Review also contains new features this year, including a "How I Wrote” column where authors including Sarah Perry and Chuck Palahniuk tell the stories behind their breakthrough novels. In "Notes From", foreign correspondents will reveal books making headlines around the world.

Charlotte Northedge and Liese Spencer, co-editors of Review, said: "We’re thrilled to be working with Candice Carty-Williams on her first column—a new adventure for her and for Review. Every week, she will be writing a short piece about what she’s been reading, watching and thinking about that week."