Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Precious Williams was first published aged eight when her poem took first prize in a poetry competition (she won £2). Since then she has been a Contributing Editor at Elle, Cosmopolitan and the Mail on Sunday's 'Night & Day' magazine. Precious's work has also been published in The Times, Marie Claire, the Sunday Times Magazine, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the Financial Times, Glamour, Korean Vogue, New York magazine, Wallpaper and several other publications. Her journalism focuses on health and lifestyle features and celebrity interviews. Notable interviewees include [click on each link to read the interviews] Jon Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Yoko Ono, Destiny's Child, P Diddy, Bryan Ferry, Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell and Ali G.
Born in the UK, Precious is of Igbo and Sierra Leonean descent and she has lived in London and in New York. She studied English Language & Literature at Oxford and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Periodical Journalism from the London College of Printing.
Her first book, Precious: A True Story is a memoir about her childhood growing up in so-called "private foster care." The book is titled Color Blind in the US. Both editions will be published by Bloomsbury in August 2010. Serial rights to the book have been sold to The Times. A German translation of the book, titled Farbenblind, will be published in October 2010.