Daniel Cowling Biography

Daniel Cowling

Daniel Cowling grew up in Manchester before completing a degree in history at the University of Nottingham. He then went on to the University of Cambridge to study for an MPhil and, subsequently, a PhD. His doctoral thesis was on the history of the British occupation of Germany. In this time he also taught undergraduate students and presented papers at academic conferences.


Daniel specialises in modern European history, with a particular interest in the Anglo-German relationship. He has number of academic publications in this field, including an article in the Journal of Contemporary History and a chapter in Transforming Occupation in the Western Zones of Germany Politics, Everyday Life and Social Interactions, 1945-55 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018). He has also been commissioned to write a number of academic book reviews.

He currently lives in London, where he works as a freelance historical researcher and editorial consultant for a number of authors.



How I Found the Agency

I first came across the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency while reading Sean Longden’s T-Force: The Race for Nazi War Secrets 1945 during my PhD. A bit more research into the agency made it clear that this would be an ideal place to pitch my own work and, moreover, that new authors were very welcome. Andrew immediately took an active interest in my work and made himself available from the start.