Carolyn Kirby

Carolyn Kirby is the author of two novels. The Conviction of Cora Burns was longlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association Debut Crown Award and shortlisted for the Specsavers Debut Crime Fiction Award. When We Fall, published in May 2020, was chosen by The Times as one of the best novels of 2020 and described by the Daily Mail as “a terrific World War II novel”.


Carolyn studied history at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked in social housing and as a teacher. She has two grown-up daughters and lives with her husband in rural Oxfordshire.

Speaking at: Placing the Past: How Does a Sense of Place Bring Historical Fiction to Life?, Saturday 10.10 – 11.00 in Rosemary Cramp Theatre