Dr Anne Lauppe-Dunbar

Senior Lecturer, English Literature & Creative Writing

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 604300

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Anne Lauppe-Dunbar was born in South Africa to German parents. The family left Africa during apartheid and travelled to Germany by boat, before settling in the UK. Anne Lauppe-Dunbar now lives in Wales; she is a senior lecturer at Swansea University, where she also studied for her PhD in Creative Writing. Lauppe-Dunbar is also co-editor of Swansea Review. She has written widely, including short stories, novels, poetry and a range of scholarly works.

Her 2015 novel Dark Mermaids was shortlisted for the Impress Prize in 2011, The Cinnamon First Novel Prize, The Cross Sports Book Awards: New Writer of the Year award.

Anne is currently writing her second novel that is based on the child terrorists of WW2 – Hitler’s Werwölfe. The novel will be published in 2022.


Areas Of Expertise

  • Historical fiction
  • Sport doping
  • Hitler’s Werwölfe child army
  • Thriller fiction
  • Poetry
  • Short story
  • Writing for theatre
  • Editing and editorial

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Character led writing
Point of view - perspective
Fantasy and magical realism


1945 to 1991 Germany
GDR Doping Scam – Theme 14.25
The amalgamation of the West and East German police force
1945 to 1970 - Germany
Hitler’s child army – Der Werwölfe
Hitler’s diamonds
Marsch Impromptu
Runic code use by the Nazi party
Himmler’s Quedlinburg

Award Highlights

£370 research funding from COAH to access the Ungerleider files in the University of Austin, Texas.
£1000 research funding to visit Kienbaum, a former underground GDR sports doping facility.


2014 to 2020 - Being Human Festival – Writing Fiction
2015 - RIAH conference panel titled: Stanger than Fiction with Applied Ethics, Prof McNamee
2016 - British Science Festival, hosted by Swansea University, and present a panel titled: Pushing the Limits.
2020 - Being Human Festival – The Panic Room