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I’m Claire Scobie, an author, storyteller consultant, journalist & workshop presenter. I’m passionate about words and the power of stories to change minds — and lives. Here’s where you’ll find out about my books The Pagoda Tree, Last Seen in Lhasa & creative projects.

Perhaps you’re after something more exotic? I’ve travelled the world to find the perfect place for you to be inspired. Join me in Italy for a gorgeous Writing in a Palace retreat full of gourmet feasts & summer aperitivos. Or pack your bags for a Literary Tour to India with Abercrombie & Kent and we’ll explore the Jaipur Literary Festival, Asia’s pre-eminent lit fest & ride on elephants.

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Published Works


My novel The Pagoda Tree (Penguin) has received widespread coverage in Australia & Good Reading magazine chose it as one of their Best Fiction Reads of 2013.

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Since its publication in 2006 Last Seen in Lhasa has become a travel memoir classic. In 2016 Random House UK are aiming to publish a new edition to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

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A selection of my published work across a range of topics.

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