From the Agents Posts

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 […]

04 April 2019

#WriteCBC: Writing tip and writing task from Lucy Morris

by Anna Davis Events, From the Agents, Writing Tips

Spring has sprung at CBC Towers in London – and we are celebrating with our April edition of #WriteCBC, our monthly writing competition on Twitter. This month we’re joined by the very lovely Lucy Morris – the Curtis Brown literary agent who recently negotiated a fab publishing deal with Headline for former CBC student Hazel Barkworth. Lucy […]

29 March 2019

Lucy Morris: ‘Have confidence – avoid the urge to be self-deprecating’

by Katie Smart From the Agents

We’re thrilled to announce that our special guest for April’s #WriteCBC is Curtis Brown agent Lucy Morris. #WriteCBC is our monthly Twitter writing competition, find out more about how to join in the fun here. Before you check out Lucy’s writing tip and writing task, we wanted you to find out a bit more about […]

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 […]

13 March 2019

Gordon Wise: ‘In publishing, there are all sorts of meanings to the word literary’

by Gordon Wise From the Agents

Gordon Wise started his publishing career as a bookseller, before going on to become an editor and then a publishing director at companies including Pan Macmillan and John Murray/Hachette. He joined Curtis Brown in 2005, and as a literary agent he represents a wide variety of brilliant non-fiction authors as well as a number of fantastic novelists.  Gordon will […]

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 […]

22 February 2019

Bookwise (mostly): Gordon Wise on the ‘crime page-turners on my list’

by Gordon Wise From the Agents

Gordon Wise is a literary agent at Curtis Brown, representing a variety of brilliant non-fiction authors as well as talented literary and commercial fiction writers, including former Curtis Brown Creative student Janet Ellis. Gordon will be taking to the CBC blog every once in a while to talk about exciting industry news, and the novels that […]

21 February 2019

Author Nikki Smith and agent Sophie Lambert on the importance of trust & ambition

by Katie Smart Author Interviews, From Our Students, From the Agents

Nikki Smith took not one but three Curtis Brown Creative writing courses back in 2017, starting with two of our 6-week online courses before applying to and then securing a place on our 3-month online novel-writing course. Nikki initially ‘met’ her agent – C& W’s Sophie Lambert – during an online agent feedback session on this longer course and decided to […]

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 […]

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