We’re delighted to announce an exciting new joiner at Curtis Brown Creative: Danni Georgiou has joined us as Team Assistant after previously working with agents in other areas of The Curtis Brown Group.
Read on to find out more about Danni, her love of books and what she’s been enjoying most about her new role…
You joined us this summer after recently working at the Curtis Brown Literary Agency and then at the Tavistock Wood Agency. Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and your passion for books?
I started my career in the book world last year when I interned at Curtis Brown Books! From there I went onto Tavistock Wood, and have now landed at CBC! Prior to this I attended Falmouth University where I completed a Fine Art undergraduate and Professional Writing masters. I loved living by the sea and I even worked in an adorable independent bookshop, but publishing was calling my name, so I made the move to London! I started reading from an early age and just quickly fell in love with it as it was such a great escape. I think my first proper ‘book hangover’ was with the Twilight series – I was 13 don’t judge – and I was just so sad that the world had come to an end.
Do you remember the first book that made you fall in love with reading?
It was The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo. I was very young but I just remember being utterly transported by the story! It this feeling I now chase when looking for my next read!
What are your reading tastes and who are some of your go-to authors?
I read quite widely, and love everything from women’s fiction to something a bit more literary. A couple of my favourite recent reads include The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary and Normal People by Sally Rooney. I am also slightly obsessed with sci-fi and fantasy and some of my go to authors include: Naomi Novik, V.E. Schwab, Sabaa Tahir and Sarah J Maas! I am also a big fan of LGBTQ+ narratives. I recently read Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston and loved it!
Who is your favourite fictional character?
This is a great but also really hard question, as it will constantly change depending on what I am reading! I think right now I would have to say Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic. She is a strong clever character, who completely subverts gender norms and does away with the whole damsel in distress role! Put simply, she is pretty damn cool and is exactly the type of character I would love to write.
What is the best part about working at CBC (so far)?
I have been with CBC for a couple of months so far and in that short time, we have already had such great publishing news from former students. It is so exciting to see them go onto such success after studying with us. I love working in the writing world and being surrounded by likeminded people really is great. The team at CBC are also so amazing and I am very excited to continue to work alongside them and all other publishing professionals.
If you’re part of our writing community you’ll be hearing a lot more from Danni! She is the first port of call for student queries. We hope you’ll join us in giving her a very warm welcome to the team.
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