Events Posts

10 October 2019

Announcing the winner of the inaugural Curtis Brown First Novel Prize

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, Events

We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the inaugural Curtis Brown First Novel Prize is Chikọdili Emelumadu. Of the more than 3,000 competition entries received from across the U.K. and Ireland, Emelumadu’s novel Dazzling was the absolute stand-out. She has won an offer of representation from Curtis Brown and £3,000. We were blown away by the […]

03 October 2019

#WriteCBC: Writing tip and task from Sophie Lambert

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

It’s that time of the month again – here we are for October’s edition of #WriteCBC – and we’re thrilled to welcome the very fabulous Sophie Lambert of C&W – literary agent of many a marvellous author, including Costa-winning Nathan Filer, Booker-longlisted Guy Gunaratne, bestselling CBC alumna Jenny Quintana – and now former CBC student […]

03 October 2019

Announcing the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize Shortlist

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, Events

We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize. We were awed by the quality of the over 3,000 entries to the Prize – we found ourselves arguing passionately as we narrowed down the longlist to the final 7 (one more than we had originally agreed, as we just couldn’t leave a single […]

03 October 2019

We’re hiring an ECommerce Manager

by Anna Davis Events

We have an exciting opportunity for an ECommerce Manager to join us in a newly created position and play a key role in the expansion of our online business. You will take on the day-to-day running and relentless improvement of  the Curtis Brown Creative website – encompassing proposition, sales, optimisation and UX. Reporting to the […]

27 September 2019

Announcing the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize Longlist

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

We are delighted to announce the longlist for the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize. We received 3,000 submissions from across the UK & Ireland. We were so impressed by the standard of the submissions; it was truly difficult to choose our longlist. After many weeks of reading, our judging team narrowed the longlist to these […]

05 September 2019

#WriteCBC: Writing tip and writing task from Cynan Jones

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

It’s September, and #WriteCBC is back! Yes, it’s the return of our monthly Twitter writing competition after our summer break, and this month’s splendid guest is Cynan Jones, author of five novels including The Dig, The Long Dry and Everything I Found on the Beach. He has won a Betty Trask Award and the BBC National […]

09 July 2019

Announcing a newbie on the CBC team …

by Anna Davis Course News, Events

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 […]

04 July 2019

#WriteCBC Writing Tip and Writing Task from Cathy Rentzenbrink

by Curtis Brown 120 Events, Writing Tips

It’s #WriteCBC time again – our monthly Twitter writing competition! Our fabulous guest for July is Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of the bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love and the very moving A Manual for Heartache – as well as being the course leader for our new Writing A Memoir online course. If you haven’t joined in #WriteCBC before, check […]

02 July 2019

Curtis Brown Creative to run writing courses in Dubai

by Katie Smart Course News, Events

We’ve teamed up with The Emirates Literature Foundation to take CBC tutor and bestselling author Laura Barnett (The Versions of Us, Greatest Hits) to Dubai this October to teach two fiction writing courses, one for new writers and one for experienced writers. This is the first time that CBC courses will be held in Dubai. Isobel Abulhoul, CEO […]

06 June 2019

#WriteCBC: Writing tip and writing task from Jane Fallon

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

It’s time for our June edition of #WriteCBC – the monthly Twitter writing competition – and we are thrilled to welcome our very special guest, Jane Fallon! As well as being the author of nine top ten bestselling titles, including Getting Rid of Matthew and The Ugly Sister, Jane is generously providing a fully-funded scholarship place for […]

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