Anna Davis, CBC Founder & Director
Anna is the founder and Director of the Curtis Brown Creative writing school. She is the author of five acclaimed novels which have been published in twenty languages. She has been a journalist and Guardian columnist, as well as a Curtis Brown literary agent. She taught creative writing at the University of Manchester and in many other settings before founding Curtis Brown Creative in 2011. Anna is the tutor of many online courses, including our popular six-week novel-writing courses, click the button below to learn more.
Jennifer Kerslake, Head of Courses / Editor
Jennifer is Head of Courses / Editor at Curtis Brown Creative. She was previously an editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Orion Publishing Group). In her time there, she worked with authors including Costa-shortlisted Elisa Lodato, Stella Prize-winning Heather Rose, Leila Aboulela, Francesca Jakobi, Chloë Mayer, Shannon Leone Fowler and Haleh Agar. She is passionate about nurturing new voices. Jennifer teaches our one-day Pitching Your Novel course and Writing Your Synopsis – Masterclass, click the button below to learn more.
Abby Parsons, Senior Courses Manager / Editor
Abby is CBC’s Senior Courses Manager / Editor. Abby was previously an editor of commercial fiction, at Hodder & Stoughton, Little, Brown Book Group and, most recently, HQ, HarperCollins, where she worked on bestselling books and exciting debut authors. In 2016 she co-founded Dear Damsels, a publishing platform sharing the words of women, and has loved working closely with new writers to help them find the very best version of their story ever since. Abby teaches our one-day Pitching Your Novel course, click the button below to learn more.
Jack Hadley, Production & Courses Manager
After completing an MA in Victorian Literature in 2014, Jack worked as a reader and researcher at film/TV production company The Imaginarium Studios in Ealing, before joining the CBC team in September 2016. He was promoted to Courses Manager in 2018. He is proud to work alongside the many talented students and superb tutors who are the beating heart of Curtis Brown Creative.
Lyndsey Ng, Courses Manager
Lyndsey was previously Senior Publicity Manager at Hodder & Stoughton. Since then, she has worked as Events and Media Manager for Village Books in Dulwich, at the Social Enterprise Leaders Plus, and continues to work as a freelance events consultant. She completed an MA In Publishing for the University of the Arts London. She’s proud to work with such innovative and exciting authors as part of Curtis Brown Creative.
Danni Georgiou, Team Assistant
Danni joined CBC as Team Assistant in 2020, after spending the previous year supporting the agents at Curtis Brown Books and Tavistock Wood. Prior to this, she completed an MA in Professional Writing and a BA in Fine Art with Falmouth University.
Ria Cagampang, Ecommerce Manager
Since graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2014, Ria has worked in an array of digital marketing roles. She spent just under five years working in Oxford University Press’ Educational division, marketing their online schools platforms, before joining the CBC team as Ecommerce Manager in 2020.
Katie Smart, Marketing Manager
Katie joined CBC in 2018. Prior to this she completed an MA in English Literature, specialising in contemporary fiction, at the University of Sheffield. She was promoted to Marketing Manager in 2023. She loves finding exciting ways to engage with budding writers and is passionate about reaching out to under-represented writers through CBC's Breakthrough Writers' Programme.
Emily Powter-Robinson, Marketing Assistant
Emily joined the CBC team as Marketing Assistant in October 2022 after previous roles at Jericho Writers and indie publisher, Eyrie Press. Prior to this, she graduated with an MA in English Literature from the University of Leeds. She spends much of her spare time shouting about her favourite books and loves creating thoughtful content to connect with the CBC community.