Curtis Brown 120 Posts

24 June 2019

Lisa Babalis: ‘We are looking for authenticity and passion’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents

As part of our 120th birthday celebrations, Curtis Brown – in partnership with Curtis Brown Creative – have launched the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize! Our mission is to find the exciting new voices of the future. To enter all you need is a 10,000 word novel opening and a one-page synopsis (find out more here). The deadline for entering the […]

10 June 2019

Cathryn Summerhayes: ‘If you want to be a career writer you need to think like one’

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 spoke to Curtis Brown’s very own Cathryn Summerhayes. Cathryn was recently crowned Literary Agent of the Year at the British Book Awards, a […]

07 June 2019

Celebrating the literary works of Elizabeth Bowen

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 this year of grace 2019, both the writer Elizabeth Bowen and the Curtis Brown Agency turn 120. We are celebrating this double birthday by […]

20 May 2019

Katie Brown: ‘I’m looking for a fresh, captivating voice’

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 the Curtis Brown 120 team asked commissioning editor at Trapeze, Orion – Katie Brown – about her path into the publishing world, the types […]

16 May 2019

Alice Feeney: ‘It took me a long time to find an agent and become a published author’

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 the team caught up with bestselling author Alice Feeney whose second novel, I Know Who You Are, comes out in paperback today. Read on to […]

30 April 2019

Felicity Blunt: ‘what you put to paper has a permanence that memory doesn’t’

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, the Curtis Brown 120 team caught up with CB’s very own Felicity Blunt. Felicity represents a wide variety of brilliant authors from the […]

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, […]

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