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Dr Anne Lauppe-Dunbar

Senior Lecturer, English Literature

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 604300
Office - 240
Second Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus
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

Research Award Highlights Collaborations