Student Successes Posts

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

Jane Harper’s first novel The Dry, which she worked on while taking our Six-month Online Novel-Writing Course 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 Australia back in summer 2016 and has […]

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 those […]

02 September 2016

The Online Writing For Children Course: how it helped me

by Ann Marie Howell From Our Students, Guest Blog, Our Courses, Student Successes

Ann Marie Howell joined our Online Writing For Children course in Autumn 2015. Here she tells us how it helped her to finish her novel and find an agent: I had been working on a children’s book for a few months, but something still wasn’t quite right. The plot? Clunky dialogue? I wasn’t sure and I […]

18 August 2016

Former Curtis Brown Creative student Jessie Burton to write her first book for children

by Rufus Purdy Events, Student Successes

A student on our very first creative-writing course back in 2011, author Jessie Burton has since gone on to become a household name. There’s barely a bedside table in Britain that doesn’t hold her bestselling debut The Miniaturist or her recently published follow-up The Muse. And with rights to the two titles sold to many […]

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, […]

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 our very first creative-writing course 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 Curtis Brown Creative 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

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 […]

21 April 2016

Novels to come out of Curtis Brown Creative: #10 The People We Were Before by Annabelle Thorpe

by Eli Keren From Our Students, Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

Annabelle Thorpe, who studied on a Curtis Brown Creative novel writing course back in 2011, was an experienced writer long before she turned her hand to fiction. As a travel journalist, she has written extensively for publications including The Times and The Guardian, is an editor of the online publication 101 Short Breaks and has made a […]

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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