Bettina Rolyn

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Translator


Author's Bio

Bettina Rolyn studied politics at Claremont McKenna College (BA) and served in the US Army from 2003-2007, later earning a Master’s in Persian Language and Culture. After quitting a career in the defense industry, she studied theology in Stuttgart and then pursued her MFA in Creative Non-Fiction at Carlow University, Pittsburgh. Her creative writing has appeared in various places including Human Parts, The War Horse, and Stadtsprachen Magazin. She has written a memoir about her experiences in the US Army, and is working on a book of essays about migration, identity and the consequences of conflict. She lives and works in Berlin.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Eko Magazine
The Wrath-Bearing Tree
Wanderlust Journal
War Horse


The Michael Prophecy and the Years 2012–2033: Rudolf Steiner and the Culmination of Anthroposophy by Steffen Hartmann, translated from the German (Temple Lodge Publishing, 2020)

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Adults, Immigration, Mental Health, Teenagers, Veterans, Women
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English, German
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Last update: Jun 22, 2023