We’re delighted to announce an exciting new joiner at Curtis Brown Creative: Jennifer Kerslake, currently editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, The Orion Publishing Group, starts work with us in September as Senior Manager – Courses and Operations.
Jennifer says she’s “delighted to be joining Curtis Brown Creative, whose programme of courses I have long admired for their creative ambition and practical rigour. Many students have gone on to publish bestselling and award-winning books, and I am looking forward to supporting the new cohort in September as they set out on their writing journeys.”
In her time at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Jennifer has published, among others, books by Costa-shortlisted Elisa Lodato, Stella Prize-winning Heather Rose, Leila Aboulela, Francesca Jakobi, Chloë Mayer and Shannon Leone Fowler, and the forthcoming debut novel from Haleh Agar, as well as working on the estates of Elmore Leonard, Sven Hassell and Dylan Thomas. She also launched Hometown Tales, W&N’s series of short books on regions in the UK.
As many of you will know, we’re a pretty small team at CBC (though perfectly formed, natch!). There’s just Jack Hadley (Courses Manager), Katie Smart (Team Assistant) and me. The tutors are very much at the heart of what we do, of course, and we have two great freelancers helping with our digital marketing and online presence – but when it comes to the full-time staff here in the office, running and promoting the courses – we’ve never been more than three (gliding along, swan-like, with our little feet working away like crazy under the surface of the water …). So Jennifer’s arrival is a BIG THING for us. She’ll be bringing extensive experience of editing, commissioning and publishing to the team – and we reckon this will hugely benefit our students.
Jennifer joins on 2nd September, and we look forward to welcoming her on board.
Apply now for our autumn 2019 6-month novel-writing courses: online with Lisa O’Donnell or in London with Simon Wroe. One Jane Fallon Scholarship place available for a talented writer of limited financial means to study on the six-month course of their choice (hurry, applications close July 21st).
Or, enrol now on our brand new 6-week online Writing a Memoir course, taught by Cathy Rentzenbrink.