Isabel del Rio

Location: 0208 840 4953
Writing in two languages

Isabel del Rio is a writer, linguist and publisher. She was born in Madrid but has lived most of her life in London, where she is based.  She has published fiction and poetry in both English and Spanish, and has extensive experience as a journalist and broadcaster, having worked for several media, including the BBC World Service.  She is also an established literary and technical translator and linguist, and worked as a full-time translator and terminologist for the United Nations for over two decades (International Maritime Organization, London).  Her most recent work of fiction “Zero Negative – Cero negativo” is a bilingual collection of short stories on the subject of bloodshed, and her new poetry book is “The moon at the end of my street”.  She recently founded a new publishing company, Friends of Alice Publishing, aiming to publish works of poetry and literary fiction in diverse languages.  Her forthcoming works are two collections of short stories, a thriller and a memoir.  She regularly takes part in readings and performance poetry events. 

Writing, Translation
Literary Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Poetry