Becky Brown (pictured below right) and Lucy Morris (above) have both been promoted to agents at Curtis Brown's books department.
Brown becomes an agent at the firm's heritage division, having taken up the role of associate agent in September last year, joining Norah Perkins to expand the agency’s list of literary estates. Curits Brown said she had been instrumental in bringing in a raft of new ones, including Nancy Spain and Pamela Frankau.
She first joined in 2017 to support Jonny Geller’s office, having previously worked at A M Heath and publishers Macmillan and Bloomsbury.
Morris, who joined in 2014 as assistant to Karolina Sutton and became an associate agent last year, is promoted to agent in the books department.
Morris is building a list of commercial and reading group fiction and narrative non-fiction with clients including Hazel Barkworth, Fran Cooper, Gillian McAllister, and Cash Carraway, author of Skint Estate (Ebury). She recently secured a six-figure deal with Windmill publishing director Charlotte Gray for a historical début novel, Cunning Women by Elizabeth Lee.
Joint managing directors of the Curtis Brown book department, Sheila Crowley and Gordon Wise, said: "We are hugely excited to be promoting wonderful talent like Becky Brown and Lucy Morris from within our team. They have great taste, take exemplary care of their clients and are clear-sighted about helping them shape their careers, and are themselves magnificent team players. They have contributed greatly to the success of the Curtis Brown Book Department and are key to our ongoing growth strategy."
Jonny Geller, c.e.o. of Original Talent and chairman of Curtis Brown, added: "If I were a new author, I know I’d be calling Lucy today. I’m very proud of what Norah and Becky have done to build our Heritage department these past two years and placing our past firmly in our present. We are lucky to have so much talent coming through at Curtis Brown."