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Courttia Newland (born 25 August 1973) is a British writer of Jamaican and Bajan heritage.
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 novels followed, including Society Within and Snakeskin. He co-edited The Global Village (2009) with Monique Roffey.
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, England Calling:24 Stories for the 21st Century and Disco 2000.
Newland tours extensively for the British Council, and has been writer-in-residence for Trinity College, Dublin and Georgetown University, Washington DC. He has also been a writer-in-residence for the charity First Story. He has taught creative writing workshops and performed readings in countries as diverse as Russia, Gambia, and Singapore.
- The Scholar (London: Abacus, 1997)
- Society Within (London: Abacus, 1999)
- Snakeskin (London: Abacus, 2002)
- The Dying Wish: A James and Sinclair Mystery (London: Abacus 2006)
- Music for the Off-Key: 12 Macabre Short Stories (London: Peepal Tree Press, 2006)
- The Global Village (2009).
- A Book of Blues (2011)
- Estates of Mind, London, The Post Office Theatre, July 1998;
- Women of Troy 2099, London, The Post Office Theatre, 31 July 1999;
- The Far Side, London, The Tricycle Theatre, Summer 13 August 2000; London, The Tabernacle Community Centre, 22 October 2001;
- Mother’s Day, Hammersmith, The Lyric Theatre, 16 September 2002;
- B is for Black, London, Oval House Theatre, 14 October 2003;
- Whistling Maggie, London, Oval House Theatre Upstairs, 29 November 2005; different production 13 June 2006;
- Sweet Yam Kisses, Hammersmith, The Lyric Theatre, 11 February 2006.
- Look to the Sky, National Tour, October-Nov 2011
- An Age Old Problem, 10-minute motion picture, Brent Youth Arts Service Crime Diversion Project, Massive Video, 1996;
- Rage, 10-minute motion picture, written and directed by Newland, Massive Video, 1997;
- Bentley, Nick. "Courttia Newland, Society Within". In Contemporary British Fiction (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008), 75-83. ISBN 978-0-7486-2420-1.