Precious Williams’s first book, Precious, A True Story, published by Bloomsbury in August 2010, is a memoir about growing up in trans-racial’private foster care’. (A US edition, titled Color Blind, is published by Bloomsbury USA). Precious’s story has been featured on Sky News and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and in the Daily Telegraph & the Guardian. Her memoir was also serialized in The Times and featured as a People Magazine “Great Read,” a Sunday Times “Must Read” and Elle Magazine‘s “Recommended Read” for August 2010. A German translation of the book, titled Farbenblind, was published in October 2010.
Born in the UK, Precious is of Sierra Leonean and Nigerian descent and she has lived in London and in New York. She studied English Language & Literature at Oxford University and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Periodical Journalism from the London College of Printing.
Precious 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.
Precious is at work on her second book, a novel.