Official Bio

Anita Lehmann is the multi-award winning author of nine books for children and adults, with her picture book Slobber Slobber Kiss Kiss shortlisted for the German Children's Literature Prize 2020

Born and raised in Berne, Switzerland, and with an MA in Economic and Social History from the University of Geneva,  she has lived and worked in funky places such as the Galápagos Islands and Taiwan before making Cambridge (UK) her home. 

She also writes for adults, but under the (rather silly) pseudonym of Walburga Appleseed.


  • The Geneva Chronicles / Les Chroniques de Genève, Bergli, Spring 2022
  • Goodnight, Switzerland, Helvetiq, October 2021
  • 50 Amazing Swiss Women (co-author), Bergli, February 2021
  • The Princess and the Prick, Harper Collins, UK, October 2020
  • Slobber Slobber Kiss Kiss, Helvetiq, October 2019
  • Zanna and the Something, uTopie, April 2019
  • Virgin, Mother, Crone (co-author), äbe press, January 2019
  • Whittling Away, Cambridge Thinking Press, 2019
  • The Red Hot Fireball, uTopie, 2017


  • Prize Świat Przyjazny Dziecku, Poland (2020)
  • Geneva Literary Prize for Non-Fiction, Switzerland (2018)
  • Winchester Literary Festival Prize for Flash Fiction, UK (2016)




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