Issue 2 - Summer 2019

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Hinterland is a quarterly, print and digital magazine dedicated to the very best new creative non-fiction writing.

With striking cover art from Richard Horne, Issue 2 features a stellar line-up of writers both well known and sparkling new.

Issue 2 is available to buynow, either direct from our webstore or from all good bookshops.


Richard Beard, The Archangel’s Way

Shortlisted for the James Tait Black prize for his 2018 memoir, Richard Beard invites us to accompany him and illustrator Dru Marland on a pilgrimage along the Archangel’s Way in Devon.


In Conversation with Bart van Es

We sat down to talk with author Bart van Es about why his Costa Award-winning book The Cut Out Girl needed to be written now, the difficulties inherent in writing family history and a changing Europe.

Issue 2 also includes:

  • Stephen Massil presents the Speaker of the House John Bercow in a new light in our regular Brief Lives feature.

  • In Whose Play Is It Anyway, playwright Antoinette Moses discusses her craft and also presents an exclusive extract from her work in progress.

  • In Krakowskie Przedmieście, Kinga Cybulska offers an intimate portrait of both mid-century Poland and her grandmother Stasia.

  • Yin F. Lim discovers how the familiar grows unfamiliar when she returns to her native Kuala Lumpur in Tourist In My Homeland.

  • Martin Eberlen explores the impact of climate change in suburban London in his photo essay There Are No Polar Bears Where I Live.

  • Kate Romain invites us along on an awkward second date in Parasites & Autoclaves.

  • In Rahmania, Sureshkumar P. Sekar explains what it is like to be a Rahmaniac — an impassioned fan of the music of A.R. Rahman.

  • In Nacional 27, Nicholas Ward returns to Chicago and a pivotal moment in young adulthood.

  • In This Is Not A Ghost Story But A Haunting, Katie Simpson considers what we keep and what we lose of family history.

  • Roger Cranse delivers a troubling tale of boyhood in National Newark and Essex.

As well as our usual bite-sized flash non-fiction from Spencer Darr, Caroline Gardam, Nicole Im, Scott Russell Morris and Allison Pugh and a host of must-read regular features.