Novels by CBC Alumni Posts

08 May 2017

Author and former Curtis Brown Creative student David Barbaree on research

by Rufus Purdy Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

A student on our Online Six-Month Novel-Writing Course back in 2014, David Barbaree (above) has just had his debut novel Deposed – an epic thriller set in the time of Emperor Nero – published by Bonnier Zaffre imprint Twenty7. Here, in a piece from the What Cathy Read Next blog, David talks about how he […]

03 April 2017

Interview with award-winning author and former student Kate Hamer

by Rufus Purdy Author Interviews, Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

Our creative writing courses have been featured on the influential book-industry blog BookMachine quite regularly of late. In this post from last week, Norah Myers interviews our former student and author of The Girl in the Red Coat and The Doll Funeral Kate Hamer. What motivated you to take a Curtis Brown Creative course in […]

12 January 2017

Novels to come out of Curtis Brown Creative: #11 The Dry by Jane Harper

by Jack Hadley Novels by CBC Alumni

When we at Curtis Brown Creative first began running online creative writing courses as well as in our London offices in 2013, there was always a hope and expectation it would give international writers who’d previously been unable to join our London courses the opportunity to work with us. So it’s hugely exciting for us […]

11 January 2017

Hit Australian crime novel The Dry by ex-student Jane Harper arrives in the UK

by Jack Hadley Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

We’re delighted to announce that Jane Harper’s first novel The Dry, which she worked on while taking one of our online creative writing courses in 2014, is being published by Little, Brown today (12 January). Centred around an investigation into a brutal family massacre in a small Australian farming community, the novel was released in […]

10 January 2017

The Butcher’s Hook by former student Janet Ellis launches in the US

by Jack Hadley Novels by CBC Alumni

After taking one of the three-month creative writing courses in our London offices back in 2014, former student Janet Ellis’ debut novel was published in the UK in February 2016 to widespread acclaim. Set in a vividly described Georgian London, Ellis’ debut The Butcher’s Hook centres around Anne Jacob, a smart and bored nineteen-year-old, who […]

01 January 2017

Curtis Brown Creative’s review of the year

by Rufus Purdy Events, Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

Another year over; a new one just begun – John and Yoko could just as easily have been singing about creative writing courses as eliminating global conflict. And though we at Curtis Brown Creative had a wonderful 2016, we’re looking forward every bit as much to the new year. First, though, let’s look back to […]

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 our online creative 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 course, blends historical fiction with murder mystery. Former emperor Nero, having […]

30 June 2016

The Muse by ex-CBC student Jessie Burton is out today

by Rufus Purdy Events, Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

When Jessie Burton came along to the very first of our creative writing courses with her novel-in-progress The Miniaturist back in 2011, there was no way – even in her wildest dreams – she could have anticipated what would happen next. The course gave Jessie ‘time and space’ to complete her manuscript, and she went […]

29 June 2016

Curtis Brown Creative meets… The Dry author Jane Harper

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

Another of the students from our creative writing courses 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 publishing deals for her Outback-set crime novel, The Dry. Keeping […]

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 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 by Curtis […]

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