Author Interviews Posts

21 March 2017

Curtis Brown Creative: an award-winning author’s perspective

by Rufus Purdy Author Interviews, Student Successes

Our creative writing courses in London and online have once more been featured in influential book-industry blog BookMachine – this time in the form of an interview with our former student and bestselling author of The Dry Jane Harper (above). Here, she speaks to Norah Myers about her reasons for joining CBC, her advice for […]

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 in London and online, 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 […]

03 January 2017

How to write historical fiction

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Opinion

For students on our creative writing courses in London and online 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 […]

15 November 2016

CBC Tutor Q&A: Suzannah Dunn

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Our Courses

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. And, for our next Six-month Online Creative Writing Course, we’ve 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 […]

10 November 2016

CBC Tutor Q&A: Simon Wroe

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews, Writing Tips

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. And, for our next London-based course beginning in February, we’ve 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, […]

20 September 2016

New author Q&A: Laura Marshall

by Jack Hadley Author Interviews

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online, and many of our former students have gone on to get book deals. 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 […]

15 July 2016

Author Q&A: David Barbaree

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

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online. Joining the swelling ranks of published novelists to come out of our online novel-writing courses is David Barbaree, who completed his 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 […]

29 June 2016

Curtis Brown Creative meets… The Dry author Jane Harper

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

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online, and one of our former online students is now readying herself for the publication of her debut novel. 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 […]

01 June 2016

Author Q&A: Catherine Bennetto

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

Curtis Brown Creative runs creative writing courses in London and online, and many of our students have gone on to get book deals. So we’re delighted to announce that Catherine Bennetto has become the 21st alumnus from one of our courses to achieve a major publishing deal. Catherine studied on our online novel-writing course in autumn 2013 with […]

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, […]

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