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Gaby Hauptmann
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Gaby Hauptmann in 2017
Born (1957-05-14) 14 May 1957 (age 65)
Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Writer
Known for Her novels

Gaby Hauptmann (born 14 May 1957) is a German journalist and writer.


Hauptmann was born in Villingen-Schwenningen in 1957. Her grandfather was the noted Black Forest based painter Karl Hauptmann [de]. She started her writing career at the Südkurier newspaper. She left after two years and formed her own business running a press office. She then became chief editor at the radio station Radio Seefunk RSF [de] from 1987.

She began working for the broadcaster Südwestfunk initially as a writer but in time a director and producer.

..... Her books have sold six million copies in total.

She has written novels in German, and filmscripts and has worked as a TV producer. Her books include "A Handful of Manhood" which has been translated into English.

In 2005 she started to write a series of books for younger readers with horse related themes.

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