Author Interviews Posts

15 April 2019

Tracy Chevalier: ‘Consistency is key’

by Curtis Brown 120 Author Interviews, Curtis Brown 120

Welcome to the next in our series of Curtis Brown 120 blog posts, these blogs include exclusive interviews with authors, agents and publishers; writing tips; industry insights – and much more besides. This week we are rather excited to be talking to Tracy Chevalier. Tracy is, of course, the bestselling author of the likes of Girl with a Pearl Earring, The […]

10 April 2019

Christina Pishiris: ‘I didn’t realise how important it was to have regular feedback’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students

Christina Pishiris studied on our Autumn 2012 novel-writing course in London, alongside fellow published alumni Lisa Williamson (author of YA bestseller The Art of Being Normal), James Hall (The Industry of Happiness),  Maria Realf (The One) and Fiona Perrin (The Story After Us). Christina’s debut Love Song For Sceptics – the novel she worked on during the course – is set to be published […]

02 April 2019

Science Fiction author Greg Chivers interviews himself

by Greg Chivers Author Interviews, From Our Students, Writing Tips

We caught up with Greg Chivers* to talk about his novel The Crying Machine (HarperVoyager) which is coming out on April 4th. He wrote it while participating in our 3-month London-based course with Charlotte Mendelson. Tell us about your novel in a way that looks like it’s imparting valuable knowledge to all the aspiring authors who’ll be reading this. […]

26 March 2019

The science behind Susan Hurley’s biotech thriller

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students

Susan Hurley took our 6-month online novel-writing course back in 2016. Her debut novel (and the novel she worked on during the course) Eight Lives is out now in Australia, published by Affirm Press. We caught up with Susan to find out more about the science behind her biotech thriller and her writing techniques … You […]

12 March 2019

Polly Crosby: ‘There is nothing like a deadline to focus creativity’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students

Polly Crosby was a student on our 6-week online Write to the End of Your Novel course and joined our 6-month online novel-writing course with Lisa O’Donnell in 2018 after being awarded the Yesterday Scholarship (generously funded by author Felicia Yap). Felicia and the CBC team were instantly enchanted by Polly’s writing when her application came in, and we were delighted to get […]

11 March 2019

Patrick Edwards: ‘There can be no fiction without tea’

by Curtis Brown 120 Author Interviews, Curtis Brown 120

Welcome to the next in our series of Curtis Brown 120 blog posts, these blogs include exclusive interviews with authors, agents and publishers; writing tips; industry insights – and much more besides. This week we catch up with debut novelist Patrick Edwards, who is represented by Curtis Brown 120 team member Catherine Cho! His debut science fiction novel […]

07 March 2019

Jenny Pearson: ‘Get yourself a writing group’

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students

Former Writing YA and Children’s Fiction course student Jenny Pearson has received a three book deal from Usborne (after an eight way auction!) for her debut middle grade novel – The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates – which will be published in 2020. Here Jenny talks about the importance of finding your writing tribe, perseverance, and what she […]

04 March 2019

Meet Frances Quinn, the 60th former CBC student to get a book deal

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students

Frances Quinn is our 60th former student to land a publishing deal (it was only in the summer of 2018 that we announced our 50th former student with a book deal!). She was a student on our 6-Month Novel-Writing course in London back in 2014 – and at the end of the course Frances gained […]

28 February 2019

Author Hazel Barkworth and her agent Lucy Morris on their shared vision

by Anna Davis Author Interviews, From the Agents

Hazel Barkworth has just become the 59th former CBC student to gain a publishing deal – her deliciously intense and beautifully written novel Heatstroke has been sold to Headline by Lucy Morris at Curtis Brown. Hazel took our six-month novel-writing course in London back in the Spring of 2016, and it’s been brilliant to follow […]

25 February 2019

Elisa Lodato: ‘Make sure your book reflects you as a writer’

by Curtis Brown 120 Author Interviews, Curtis Brown 120

Welcome to the next in our series of Curtis Brown 120 blog posts, these blogs include exclusive interviews with authors, agents and publishers; writing tips; industry insights – and much more besides. Curtis Brown 120 is all about celebrating the extraordinary debuts which have come out of the agency. So we’re over the moon to have got the […]

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