Curtis Brown 120 Posts

14 February 2019

Top tips for new writers on getting started

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. Curtis Brown 120 is a celebration of the agency’s 120th birthday – and it’s also a celebration of beginnings and how Curtis Brown have been […]

14 February 2019

Mad About the Book: Valentine’s Day book recommendations

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. For Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about the books we’re mad about #MadAbouttheBook. From Kate Atkinson and Nora Ephron to the Brontës, L.M. Montgomery and Philip […]

06 February 2019

From Nancy Mitford to Daphne du Maurier: Great Curtis Brown debut novels from 1930

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. For the Curtis Brown Heritage team, the agency’s 120th birthday is a perfect excuse to dip into over a century’s worth of records. This is […]

01 February 2019

Jonny Geller: ‘Belief in your right to be a writer and be read is paramount’

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. Today we are talking to Curtis Brown chairman and agent Jonny Geller. Jonny started out at Curtis Brown as an assistant before becoming an agent in 1995. Now […]

24 January 2019

Celebrating the works of Stella Gibbons

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120

As part of Curtis Brown’s 120th birthday celebrations, Norah Perkins, who heads up Curtis Brown Heritage and is a part of the Curtis Brown 120 team, reflects on the literary works of Curtis Brown heritage client Stella Gibbons.  Stella Dorothea Gibbons’s debut novel was a smash hit. Cold Comfort Farm, published in 1932, is one of the most […]

21 January 2019

Charlotte Cray: ‘Talent will surpass any literary trend’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, Writing Tips

Curtis Brown 120 are back with a second interview for our series of blogs to be hosted on the CBC site across the year, all to help celebrate Curtis Brown’s 120th birthday. These blogs will include exclusive interviews with authors, agents and publishers; writing tips; industry insights – and much more besides. Check out our interview from last week […]

17 January 2019

This is Going to Hurt: The making of a bestseller

by Curtis Brown 120 Author Interviews, Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents

Welcome to the first in a series of Curtis Brown 120 blog posts that will be hosted in the CBC blog across the year, celebrating Curtis Brown’s 120th birthday. These blogs will include exclusive interviews with authors, agents and publishers; writing tips; industry insights – and much more besides (you can meet the team behind […]

16 January 2019

Curtis Brown is celebrating its 120th birthday!

by Katie Smart Curtis Brown 120, Events, From the Agents

Curtis Brown was founded in 1899 by Albert Curtis Brown. Now in its 120th year, the literary and talent agency is still resolutely committed to its original aim – the desire to discover and launch great stories. Today’s Curtis Brown authors include Adam Kay, Malala Yousafzai, Marian Keyes, David Mitchell, Aravind Adiga, Margaret Atwood, Tracy […]