Fiona Rintoul – writer and translator


Fiona Rintoul is a writer and translator based in Glasgow in Scotland. She writes fiction and journalism, and translates from German and French into English.

Fiona’s poems and short stories have appeared in anthologies and magazines, including Mslexia and Gutter. Her first novel, Leipzig, is published by Aurora Metro Books in October 2014. Her English translation of Erziehung vor Verdun by Arnold Zweig is published in spring 2014 by Freight Books.

Fiona is a past winner of the Gillian Purvis new writing award and the Sceptre prize. In 2014 she was awarded the biennial Virginia prize for the best new fiction by a woman writing in English.

Fiona’s journalism concentrates on financial topics, particularly emerging markets and European issues. She was named journalist of the year in the category investment (nationals) in the 2012 State Street institutional press awards. She also writes travel pieces and reviews.

Fiona has a particular interest in Germany and is a past participant in the IJP British-German journalists’ bursary programme.