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.