Meet the Curtis Brown Creative Team

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.

Abby Parsons, Senior Manager

Abby is CBC’s current Senior Manager for Courses and Operations (maternity cover). Abby has been editing commercial fiction since 2014, 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.

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 & Content Executive

Katie joined CBC as the Team Assistant in 2018 after completing an MA in English Literature, specialising in contemporary fiction. Katie is currently CBC’s Marketing & Content Executive and loves finding exciting ways to engage with writers.

Jennifer Kerslake, Senior Manager

Jennifer is Senior Manager for Courses and Operations at Curtis Brown Creative. She was previously an editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, the literary imprint of the 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 and excited to be part of CBC’s creative and dynamic team. Jennifer is currently on maternity leave.