Place of birth
United Kingdom
Place of residence
United Kingdom
National identity
United Kingdom

Courttia Newland

Short biography
Courttia Newland is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, The Scholar (1998), Society Within (1999) and Snakeskin (2002). He has co-edited IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain and is a co-founder of the Tell Tales collective, a short story initiative. His own short stories been published in many anthologies and several of his plays have been performed in venues all over London, including The Far Side (Tricycle), Mother's Day (Lyric, Hammersmith) and B is 4 Black (Oval House). A novella, The Dying Wish (Abacus) was published in 2006 as part of the Quick Reads Series and his first radio play, Hands, was broadcast on BBC radio 4 in April of the same year.