Carly Schabowski

Agent: Jo Bell    

Carly Schabowski worked as a journalist in both North Cyprus and Australia before returning to Oxford, where she studied for an MA and then a PhD in creative writing at Oxford Brookes University.

Carly now teaches at Oxford Brookes University as an associate lecturer in Creative Writing for first and second-year English literature students.


The Ringmaster’s Daughter is Carly’s debut novel and was published by Bookouture in July 2020, and her second novel, The Watchmaker of Dachau published in January 2021. These texts are both true, epic, moving historical novels centred around survival, human suffering, and the finding of love within the backdrop of the desperate and uncertain times of 1940s Europe. Carly’s third book, The Rainbow published in July 2021 and her fourth historical fiction novel The Note published in March 2022. Carly’s next book, All The Courage We Have published in November 2022. Carly’s latest book, The Secret She Kept, was published in May 2023, with The Postcard following in August 2023.