About Us

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Founded 1899 by Albert Curtis Brown, the company has a long and illustrious history as a world renowned literary agency representing many of the most famous figures of the literary and political world throughout the twentieth century including Winston Churchill, John Steinbeck, Samuel Beckett, AA Milne and DH Lawrence. Many great authors have passed through the portal of Curtis Brown at one point or another in their careers, and many of these remain clients to this day.

In the twenty first century, following a management buy out in 2002, Curtis Brown re-positioned itself in the UK agency market, consolidating its leading position in literary representation while diversifying with an acting department and also significantly enhancing its presenters and theatre, film and television, literary and below the line departments.  

With 160 people working in its central London offices, Curtis Brown is led by Sarah Spear as CEO.

Curtis Brown was acquired by Original Talent in 2016 as its first and flagship acquisition; the Original Talent group now includes C&W (formerly Conville & Walsh) , Cuba Pictures, Fane Productions, Ed Victor Ltd, Curtis Brown Creative, Open Book Productions and Tavistock Wood.


Creative Writing School
  • We have our own creative writing school for new writers. More ››

C+W Agency

  • Founded in 2000 as Conville & Walsh, C+W are a leading international literary agency based in the UK, who represent an eclectic range of best-selling and award-winning authors, including novelists, scientists, historians, travel writers, biographers and children’s authors. Visit the website ››

ICM Partners

  • ICM Partners is a leading talent and literary agency ​based in New York and Los Angeles. Curtis Brown sells translation rights for ICM clients and acts as their co-agents in the UK.

Christopher Little Literary Agency LLP

  • Curtis Brown are responsible for administering the related contracts and selling translations rights for the clients of Christopher Little. Visit the website ››