Niall Harman

niall.harman@curtisbrown.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 7393 4420

Biography

I graduated from the University of Sussex in the summer of 2016 with a BA in English and History. After gaining my first experience of publishing through work placements at Penguin Random House and Nosy Crow, I joined Curtis Brown as an intern in the Translation Rights department that September. I now work in the Books department, where I assist Gordon Wise on his phenomenal list of fiction and non-fiction titles. My reading tastes are quite broad and I really enjoy accessible literary and book club fiction, ideally with a memorable hook that draws me in right away. I start a book looking to get lost in a world of fully realised characters, think JM Coetzee's South Africa or Anne Tyler's Baltimore. For non-fiction, I love biographies that offer new takes on familiar figures and books that tackle histories of parts of the world that I’m not familiar with. As well as Coetzee and Tyler, my favourite authors include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and David Nicholls.