Fiona Rintoul – writer, journalist, translator

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The Leipzig AffairFiona Rintoul is a writer and translator. Her first novel, The Leipzig Affair, was published on 10 November 2014 by Aurora Metro Books.

Listen to Fiona discussing The Leipzig Affair with Janice Forsyth on The Culture Studio

The year is 1985. East Germany is in the grip of communism. Magda, a brilliant but disillusioned young linguist, is desperate to flee to the West. When a black market deal brings her into contact with Robert, a young Scot studying at Leipzig University, she sees a way to realise her escape plans. But as Robert falls in love with her, he stumbles into a complex world of shifting half-truths – one that will undo them both.

“Deftly told… a page turner” Evening Times

“…a hugely talented writer. A stark warning and a powerful story” Rodge Glass

“A gripping, complex debut” Zoë Strachan

“Brilliantly reflects disturbing times in a divided city and society… kept me hooked right to the end” Linda Leatherbarrow