Curtis Brown 120 Posts

16 April 2019

Hannah O’Brien: ‘Be prepared to be part of a team’

by Curtis Brown 120 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. Today the CB120 team talk to the wonderful Hannah O’Brien (@HannahGamon), the Marketing Director for HarperFiction and Avon (HarperCollins). Among other things, Hannah talks about her first […]

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 […]

09 April 2019

How to prepare a great submission to the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, Events

As part of its 120th birthday celebrations, Curtis Brown – in partnership with Curtis Brown Creative – has launched the inaugural Curtis Brown First Novel Prize, our mission to find the exciting new voices of the future. Tracy Chevalier, bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and A Single Thread, will chair the judging […]

29 March 2019

Our favourite fictional mothers: Happy Mother’s Day

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents

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. In honour of Mother’s Day, our agents at Curtis Brown and C&W are celebrating our favourite mothers in fiction – the wonderful and the terrible, […]

22 March 2019

Sheila Crowley: ‘Write from the heart as well as the head’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents

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’re talking to Curtis Brown literary agent Sheila Crowley, she represents a brilliant list of clients, including the likes of Jojo Moyes, Clare Mackintosh and Santa Montefiore. Before becoming […]

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 […]

08 March 2019

Extraordinary women writers: International Women’s Day 2019

by Curtis Brown 120 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. In honour of International Women’s Day 2019, we are celebrating some of the extraordinary women writers on our Heritage list who – for one reason […]

07 March 2019

Emma Herdman: ‘Be aware of the market but not led by it’

by Curtis Brown 120 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’re talking to Emma Herdman, editorial director across Hodder Fiction and Sceptre – and former member of the Curtis Brown Book Department! Prior […]

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 […]

18 February 2019

Emad Akhtar: ‘Write the book you want to read’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, Writing Tips

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’re talking to Emad Akhtar, publishing director at Orion Fiction. Emad is the lead for crime novels and thrillers. Read on to find out more about […]

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