Welcome to Curtis Brown
We are Australia’s oldest and largest literary agency representing a diverse range of Australian and New Zealand writers.
Curtis Brown is keen to source works by young and promising writers whilst also looking after many established clients and significant estates.
Our Sydney office is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
SUBMISSIONS: Our Submissions Department is currently OPEN. Please check our submission guidelines for further information.
A huge congratulations to Markus Zusak on receiving the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. This prestigious award is presented annually by the American Library Association for a "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature". See the press release here. Well done, Markus!
A big congratulations to Markus Zusak on the release of THE BOOK THIEF film, which premiered nationwide on 9 January 2014.
Our authors had a successful day at the 2013 KOALAs (Kids Own Australian Literature Awards)! THE 26-STOREY TREEHOUSE (Pan Macmillan) by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton won the Fiction for Older Readers category, whilst THE FORGOTTEN PEARL (Random House) by Belinda Murrell was listed as an Honour Book. THE BOOK THIEF (Pan Macmillan) by Markus Zusak was also listed as an Honour Book in the Fiction for Years 7-9 category. Congratulations to Andy, Terry, Belinda and Markus.
Congratulations are in order for Martin Edmond, who has been awarded the nonfiction prize at the 2013 NZ Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement in recognition of his overall 'outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature’.
Martin's forthcoming book is a dual biography of painters Rex Battarbee and Albert Namatjira, which he completed as part of his Doctorate of Creative Arts at the University of Western Sydney, and will be published by Giramondo in 2014.
Photo credit: Liz March