Curtis Brown parent company Original Talent withdraws from LBF

Curtis Brown parent company Original Talent withdraws from LBF

Curtis Brown, C&W, Fane, Tavistock Wood, CBC and Ed Victor Ltd will all be absent from this year's London Book Fair, after parent company Original Talent made the decision today (3rd March) to withdraw.

In a statement, the company said: "The health and welfare of all our colleagues at Original Talent is paramount and although it is our policy to follow the government's guidelines and advice, we have decided to withdraw our attendance at this year's London Book Fair in response to the coronavirus situation."

The announcement follows hard on the heels of that of Hachette Livre, which also withdrew from LBF today.

Fair director Jacks Thomas said this morning that LBF would continue as scheduled.