Ellen Dunne is the pen name of an Austrian writer, born in Salzburg. Ellen worked as a copy writer in advertising agencies before moving to Dublin, where she worked in various roles at the Google Europe HQ. In 2011, her first novel Wie du mir was published with small German press Eire Verlag. Für immer mein (German original of The Lost Son) was published in 2013. Harte Landung, first part of a crime novel series, was published by Insel in 2017. Ellen has lived and worked in Berlin, Munich and Mexico City, and since 2004, she has called Dublin home.