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Courttia Newland (25 August 1973) is an acclaimed black British writer of Jamaican and Bajan heritage, who has been hailed as one of the few authors who accurately portray life in London's inner cities
Total Books: 14
Newland grew up in Shepherd's Bush, west London, where he became a rapper and music producer who, together with friends, released a Drum n' Bass white label. In 1997 he published his first novel, The Scholar. Further critically acclaimed work followed, including Society Within and Snakeskin.
In 2000 he co-edited the anthology IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain, and his short stories have featured in many other anthologies including The Time Out Book of London Short Stories: Vol 2 and England Calling:24 Stories for the 21st Century.
His latest books include a novella, The Dying Wish, and a collection of macabre short stories, Music for the Off-Key, both published in 2006.
Newland tours extensively for the British Council, and has been writer-in-residence for Trinity College, Dublin and Georgetown University, Washington DC. He has taught creative writing workshops and performed readings in countries as diverse as Russia, Gambia, and Singapore.
He was shortlisted for the 2007 Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library Award.
His latest book, which he co-edited with Monique Roffey, is The Global Village (2009).