Author Interviews Posts

05 January 2017

Q&A: John Williams, Crime Fiction Reviewer at the Mail on Sunday

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Opinion

For students on our creative-writing courses, the possibility of one day having their novels reviewed in a national newspaper or magazine is a thrilling prospect. We thought it would be useful to get to know a little more about the process behind book reviewing itself, so we got in touch with Mail on Sunday crime fiction […]

03 January 2017

How to write historical fiction

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Opinion

For students on our creative-writing courses who are working on historical fiction, or who are writing something based around a historical figure, questions about how much or how little a writer should rely on research, and how much they should invent, come up regularly. History offers compelling and dramatic stories ready made for use in […]

15 November 2016

CBC Tutor Q&A: Suzannah Dunn

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Our Courses

For our next Six-month Online Creative Writing Course – applications for which close this Sunday – Curtis Brown Creative has brought in the wonderful Suzannah Dunn. Suzannah has published 13 books, both contemporary and historical fiction, and is a highly experienced creative-writing tutor, having been Director of the MA in Novel Writing at Manchester University for six […]

10 November 2016

CBC Tutor Q&A: Simon Wroe

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Writing Tips

For our next London-based creative writing course beginning in February, Curtis Brown Creative has hired a new tutor, Simon Wroe. Simon’s debut novel Chop Chop, a brilliant, darkly comic story of a young graduate working in a gastropub in Camden,  was shortlisted for the 2014 Costa First Novel Award, longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and […]

20 September 2016

New author Q&A: Laura Marshall

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews

Huge congratulations to Laura Marshall (above) – who recently became the 26th student from our creative-writing course to get a publishing deal. Laura took the Three-Month Novel-Writing Course taught by Erin Kelly in Autumn 2015 and immediately attracted the attention of Curtis Brown literary agent Felicity Blunt, who worked with her on the novel and […]

15 July 2016

Author Q&A: David Barbaree

by Eli Keren Author Interviews, Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

Joining the swelling ranks of published novelists to come out of Curtis Brown Creative‘s online novel-writing courses is David Barbaree, who completed an online creative-writing course with us in April of this year (which is practically yesterday in the books world). David novel, The Deposed, which he worked on extensively over his 6-month novel-writing course, blends historical fiction with murder mystery. Former emperor Nero, […]

29 June 2016

Curtis Brown Creative meets… The Dry author Jane Harper

by Eli Keren Author Interviews, Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

We interviewed Australian author and journalist Jane Harper in September 2015, after she finished her online creative-writing course with us and quickly went on to secure herself several publishing deals for her Outback-set crime novel, The Dry. Keeping it in the family, former Curtis Brown Creative student Jane found representation at Curtis Brown Australia with literary agent Clare Forster, and in […]

01 June 2016

Author Q&A: Catherine Bennetto

by Eli Keren Author Interviews, Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

We’re delighted to announce that Catherine Bennetto has become the 21st alumnus from one of our creative writing courses to achieve a major publishing deal. Catherine studied on our online novel-writing course in autumn 2013 with tutor Chris Wakling. Her debut novel How Not to Fall in Love, Actually, has just been sold to Simon & Schuster in the UK […]

19 April 2016

Author Q&A: Annabelle Thorpe

by Eli Keren Author Interviews, From Our Students, Student Successes

With applications now open for our next batch of London-based and online creative-writing courses, we thought we’d take a moment to talk to a recent Curtis Brown Creative student who’s gone from strength to strength. Annabelle Thorpe attended our second-ever novel-writing course back in 2011. Alongside Annabelle, this course had produced three other published authors: Tim Glencross, […]

14 April 2016

20th major publishing deal for CBC student… meet Jenny Quintana

by Eli Keren Author Interviews, From Our Students, Student Successes

Jenny Quintana has become the 20th Curtis Brown Creative student to land a publishing deal, just days after her book was sent out to UK publishers by Conville & Walsh’s Sophie Lambert. On the eve of the London Book Fair, UK rights were bought at auction by Mantle Books, an imprint of Macmillan. German rights […]

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