In 1899 Albert Curtis Brown made his first sale as a Literary Agent and the agency has been operating ever since. Curtis Brown Australia was established in 1967 to represent Australian, New Zealand and Pacific writers worldwide and to look after the interests of overseas clients in this territory. It now represents writers of fiction and non-fiction, children’s writers and illustrators, and playwrights. We are members of the Australian Literary Agents’ Association.

In 1999, Curtis Brown acquired Hickson Associates and in 2003 concluded a management buy-out to become independent in Australia. We still maintain close links to Curtis Brown’s London office and affiliated agencies in New York, enabling us to offer our clients opportunities for the sale of English-language and translation rights worldwide.

We aim to exploit all possible sources of income for our clients, in all media throughout the world, and are in constant communication with:

  • publishing houses
  • newspapers and magazines
  • film producers
  • theatre companies
  • television companies
  • merchandising businesses


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