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: As of 8 November 2013 our Submissions Department is CLOSED for the Christmas period. Any submissions received after the cut-off date of 8 November will be assessed in the new year. Please check our submission guidelines for further information.
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
We were very happy to hear that Tom Keneally has won the Colin Roderick Award for the second time. His book, THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS (Vintage, Random House) was chosen from a shortlist of seven titles to take out the 2012 price, which is presented annually to ‘the best book published in Australia which deals with any aspect of Australian life’. Congratulations, Tom.
Big congratulations to Patti Miller whose book THE MIND OF A THIEF (UQP) has won the NSW Community & Regional History Prize at the 2013 NSW Premier's History Awards. The judges said the work was "written with style and empathy, conveying a strong sense of place, identification and reconnection". Well done, Patti!