14 March 2019

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Lisa Williamson: ‘Write the book only you can write’

by Lisa Williamson From Our Students, Writing Tips

Lisa Williamson studied with us in London way back in the autumn of 2012, in a group that included other published alumni James Hall, Maria Realf, Fiona Perrin and Christina Pishiris. Her groundbreaking YA debut, The Art of Being Normal, was a huge success, winning the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Older Fiction, and getting fantastic notices from the likes of Philip Pullman. […]

13 March 2019

Lori Kaufmann, author

Lori Kaufmann: ‘I felt an obligation to the real historical figures’

by Katie Smart

Lori Kaufmann studied on our online novel-writing course taught by Suzannah Dunn in 2017. We were thrilled to hear the news this week that Lori’s debut YA novel Daughter of Jerusalem — a tale of forbidden love set in 70 CE Jerusalem — will be published by Penguin Random House imprint Delacorte Press in 2020! We […]

13 March 2019

Gordon Wise agent

Gordon Wise: ‘In publishing, there are all sorts of meanings to the word literary’

by Gordon Wise From the Agents

Gordon Wise started his publishing career as a bookseller, before going on to become an editor and then a publishing director at companies including Pan Macmillan and John Murray/Hachette. He joined Curtis Brown in 2005, and as a literary agent he represents a wide variety of brilliant non-fiction authors as well as a number of fantastic novelists.  Gordon will […]

12 March 2019

Polly Crosby, author

Polly Crosby: ‘There is nothing like a deadline to focus creativity’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students

Polly Crosby was a student on our 6-week online Write to the End of Your Novel course and joined our 6-month online novel-writing course with Lisa O’Donnell in 2018 after being awarded the Yesterday Scholarship (generously funded by author Felicia Yap). Felicia and the CBC team were instantly enchanted by Polly’s writing when her application came in, and we were delighted to get […]

11 March 2019

Patrick Edwards, author

Patrick Edwards: ‘There can be no fiction without tea’

by Curtis Brown 120 Author Interviews, Curtis Brown 120

Welcome to the next in our series of Curtis Brown 120 blog posts, these blogs include exclusive interviews with authors, agents and publishers; writing tips; industry insights – and much more besides. This week we catch up with debut novelist Patrick Edwards, who is represented by Curtis Brown 120 team member Catherine Cho! His debut science fiction novel […]

08 March 2019

The Laugharne Weekend

The Laugharne Weekend – special offer for CBC newsletter subscribers

by John Williams Events

Find out how CBC newsletter subscribers can get a 20% discount on tickets for this year’s Laugharne Weekend literary and music festival.

08 March 2019

International Women's day

Extraordinary women writers: International Women’s Day 2019

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120

Welcome to the next in our series of Curtis Brown 120 blog posts, these blogs include exclusive interviews with authors, agents and publishers; writing tips; industry insights – and much more besides. In honour of International Women’s Day 2019, we are celebrating some of the extraordinary women writers on our Heritage list who – for one reason […]

07 March 2019

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Jenny Pearson: ‘Get yourself a writing group’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students

Former Writing YA and Children’s Fiction course student Jenny Pearson has received a three book deal from Usborne (after an eight way auction!) for her debut middle grade novel – The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates – which will be published in 2020. Here Jenny talks about the importance of finding your writing tribe, perseverance, and what she […]

07 March 2019

Anthony Horowitz, author

#WriteCBC: Writing tip and writing task from Anthony Horowitz

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

It’s time for the March edition of #WriteCBC, our monthly writing competition on Twitter – and we couldn’t be more thrilled to tell you that our special guest is the one and only Anthony Horowitz! If you don’t already know who Anthony is, then you really need to get out more … There’s the much-loved […]

07 March 2019

Emma Herdman

Emma Herdman: ‘Be aware of the market but not led by it’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120

Welcome to the next in our series of Curtis Brown 120 blog posts, these blogs include exclusive interviews with authors, agents and publishers; writing tips; industry insights – and much more besides. This week we’re talking to Emma Herdman, editorial director across Hodder Fiction and Sceptre – and former member of the Curtis Brown Book Department! Prior […]

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