About Curtis Brown

Curtis Brown is one of the world’s leading literary and talent agencies, representing authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors, theatre directors and designers, television and radio presenters and actors.



It has strategic alliances with agencies all over the World and a thriving partnership with world renowned US literary agents, ICM Books.

In addition to its highly successful books, actors, presenters, theatre and television departments, the company has a film production arm (CUBA Pictures), runs an innovative series of creative writing courses (Curtis Brown Creative), an industry leading translation rights department and has an international network of co-agents in addition to its ICM co-venture. In March 2013 it acquired a major stake in leading literary agency Conville and Walsh.

The company is led by joint CEOs Jonny Geller and Ben Hall under the chairmanship of Jonathan Lloyd. Nick Marston (Chairman, Media) Sarah Spear (Managing Director, Talent) and Jacquie Drewe (Chair, Presenters) comprise the main board. The agency operates with 80 staff from offices on Haymarket in central London.

The agency was instrumental in establishing the reputations of several British and American writers, including John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Norman Mailer, C P Snow, Angus Wilson, Lawrence Durrell, Gerald Durrell, Kingsley Amis and Isaiah Berlin.

Becoming a Client

Look at these questions before getting in touch. For people writing books, go to www.curtisbrowncreative.co.uk
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Internship Programme

Looking for a way into the world of agenting? Our internship programme is one of the best.
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Everyone at Curtis Brown

There are more than 80 of us working at Curtis Brown.
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Creative Writing School

We have our own creative writing school for new writers.
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International Partners

International Creative Management (ICM) USA
Since 2008, Curtis Brown has been handling UK and translation rights for the authors of International Creative Management in New York.

Gelfman Schneider USA
Curtis Brown in London and Gelfman Schneider in New York have a cherished relationship that goes back over 25 years.

Curtis Brown Australia
Curtis Brown established an office in Sydney in 1967. It is is Australia’s oldest and largest literary agency.

PQ Blackwell
PQ Blackwell is an acclaimed creator and publisher of internationally best-selling illustrated books.