Curtis Brown, which celebrates its 120th anniversary next year, is launching a new division to manage literary estates.
The agency represents the literary estates of more than 150 writers, including Elizabeth Bowen, William Faulkner, Vita Sackville-West, Lawrence and Gerald Durrell, and Curtis Brown Heritage will look after their estates and bring their work to new audiences in print, audio, film and TV.
The division will be headed by agent Norah Perkins, who has managed Curtis Brown’s literary estates for the past four years. She will be joined by associate agent Becky Brown, who joined the company last year.
Jonny Geller, chairman of Curtis Brown Books and joint c.e.o. of Original Talent, said: “Curtis Brown at 120 seems like a good time to celebrate our magnificent treasure trove of great writers (and some undiscovered gems). It’s with great pride and enormous excitement that we launch a new initiative to trumpet the lasting legacy of our writers – a new department within the Book division – CB Heritage.”
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