Ms Isabel del Rio

Writer & Linguist

Isabel del Rio is a British-Spanish writer and linguist, writing both fiction and poetry.  She was born in Madrid but has lived most of her life in London, where she is based.  She mostly writes in English, but she has also published books in Spanish.   She 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 worked as a full-time translator and terminologist for a United Nations agency in London for over two decades (International Maritime Organization, London).  Her most recent books are the poetry collections 'Dolorem Ipsum' and 'Madrid, Madrid, Madrid', the short story collection 'Paradise & Hell' and the novel "Dissent", the first part of the 'Planet in Peril' series.  Her latest literary translation is the Spanish version of 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett, published by Ediciones Siruela, Madrid, in 2020.  She has just published her memoir 'A Woman Alone'.  She regularly takes part in readings and performance poetry events.  At present Isabel is studying for a PhD in 'Creative Writing' at the University of West London (UWL).

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