Born in Luxembourg with a vivid imagination, Anne-Marie started writing her autobiography when she was 8 years old. She went to Lycée Hubert-Clément and Centre Universitaire before moving to London where she completed a BA in English and French literature at Royal Holloway College and an MA in English Literature at Queen Mary and Westfield College. She would have liked to stay in London but the French evening classes she taught at UCL Language Centre didn’t cover the rent for her room in Chalk Farm.
Back in Luxembourg, she obtained her qualifications as an English teacher. She spent 10 happy years teaching English at Lycée Classique d’Echternach, but then felt she wanted another challenge. Travelling back and forth between Luxembourg and Warwick, she finished a PhD in English and Comparative Literature under the supervision of Professor Michael Bell. In her thesis, entitled Fictions of Authority – Teachers, Enchanters and Mentors in selected works of Iris Murdoch and A. S. Byatt, she explored the connections between teachers and authors who, as storytellers, engage with, seduce, entertain, challenge, lead or are led by pupils, readers and characters. After a brief stint at FOPED/UNILU, where she worked as a teacher trainer, she moved on to Lycée Robert-Schuman in Luxembourg city.
Having twice been on the board of the jury for the Concours littéraire national, she increasingly felt the urge to spend more of her time on reading widely and on writing her own stories. However, she is pleased to say that the idea of an autobiography has been discarded once and for all.