From the Agents Posts

15 August 2019

Summer reads from the literary agents

by Katie Smart From the Agents

Barack Obama recently shared his summer reading recommendations which include the works of literary great Toni Morrison, Hilary Mantel’s 2009 Man Booker Prize winning novel Wolf Hall and Haruki Murkami’s short story collection Men Without Women … Here at CBC we can never have enough books on our to-be-read pile… So, this leads us to ask the […]

22 July 2019

Lucy Morris: ‘Learn everything about your main character’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents, Writing Tips

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 Curtis Brown […]

16 July 2019

The life of a literary agent

by Jonny Geller Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents

Curtis Brown Chairman and top literary agent Jonny Geller reveals the 50 extraordinary tasks literary agents do to promote their authors.

15 July 2019

Catherine Cho: ‘Stories need to have rhythm and pacing’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents, Writing Tips

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 Curtis Brown […]

01 July 2019

Becky Brown: ‘Good novels come from the brain and the heart’

by Curtis Brown 120 Curtis Brown 120, From the Agents, Writing Tips

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 Curtis Brown […]

26 June 2019

New York literary agents Heather Karpas & Zoe Sandler on quality writing and compelling stories

by Katie Smart From the Agents

We’ve joined forces with major US agency ICM Partners for a special 6-month online novel-writing course starting this September. ICM have been working with the Curtis Brown agency for over 10 years on the UK and translation rights representation of its stellar list of authors. Now we are hugely excited to have Heather Karpas and Zoe Sandler – both […]

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 […]

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 […]

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