London’s Top Black Men Of Power

Courttia Newland

Author, Screenwriter, COURTTIA NEWLAND



Raised in west London, writer Courttia Newland is lauded by critics for his translation of Black music and youth subcultures. Newland’s first novel, The Scholar, was published in 1997 followed by other acclaimed works including Society Within, Snakeskin, The Dying Wish, and Music for the Off-Key.

Co-editor of IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain, Newland’s career has encompassed both screenwriting and playwriting.  A former writer-in-residence for Trinity College, Dublin and Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Newland's latest work, The Gospel According to Cane, will be published in February 2013.

Octavia Goredema is founder of relocation resource Crash Course City and the Twenty Ten Club, an award-winning organization designed to connect, inspire and support Black female entrepreneurs.

Author, Screenwriter, COURTTIA NEWLAND

Raised in west London, writer Courttia Newland is lauded by critics for…