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.
Anita is a member of SCBWI UK and the Society of Authors.
For adults, she writes under the 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
PRIZES & AWARDS
- Prize Świat Przyjazny Dziecku, Poland (2020)
- Geneva Literary Prize for Non-Fiction, Switzerland (2018)
- Winchester Literary Festival Prize for Flash Fiction, UK (2016)
- German Children's Literature Prize 2020 (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis)
- One of Pro Helvetia’s Magic 9 books 2020 (Slobber Slobber Kiss Kiss)
- Bridport Prize UK, Flash Fiction, 2020
- Fish Flash Fiction competition, shortlist and longlist: 2014, 2015, 2018
- Raging Aardvark 2016
- Worcestershire Flash Fiction competition 2014