Aurora Metro Arts and Media, the Twickenham-based arts organization, is delighted to announce The Leipzig Affair, by Fiona Rintoul, as the 2013 winner of the biennial Virginia Prize for the best new fiction by a woman writing in English.

On winning the prize, Fiona said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted to have won the Virginia Prize and that my novel Leipzig will now be published by Aurora Metro Books. The publisher’s backlist is full of novels that grab my interest, so I feel I’ve found an excellent home for mine. Prizes such as the Virginia Prize, which are open and anonymous, really do give writers a chance to get their work out there and bring new voices to the reading public.’

Fiona looks forward to seeing the book in print this autumn with Aurora Metro Books.