Christine Shuttleworth grew up in London, the daughter of the German-language writers Hilde Spiel and Peter de Mendelssohn. She has translated several books by Hilde Spiel, including Fanny von Arnstein: Daughter of the Enlightenment and Return to Vienna. Among her other translations are Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht: The Story of a Friendship by Erdmut Wizisla and Human Space by O. F. Bollnow.

Christine Shuttleworth, Translator, on Fanny von Arnstein