Courttia Newland was born in West London where he still lives and which inspires much of his writing. He is the author of three acclaimed novels from Abacus: The Scholar, Society Within and Snakeskin.
His short stories have appeared in several anthologies. He is also the co-editor of IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain.
Newland has, with his band of actors and an experienced director, cut his teeth in the world of theatre with his company, The Post Office Theatre Co.
Courttia was recently profiled by a Channel Four documentary.
He was Fellow at the London College of Communication until December 2004 and works with selected Further Education partners in west London.