Rebecca Stott is a novelist, broadcaster and historian. She has written several books of creative non-fiction including Darwin and the Barnacle, Darwin’s Ghosts and most recently a memoir, In the Days of Rain, which won the Costa Biography Prize 2017. Rebecca is Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia; and is currently writing a novel set in the ruins of sixth-century Londinium. She lives in Norwich.
Her story, ‘The Fall’, appears in Hinterland Issue 1.
Ian Thomson is the author of an acclaimed biography of Primo Levi, a study of Dante and two prize-winning works of reportage, Bonjour Blanc: A Journey Through Haiti and The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica. He also edited Articles of Faith: The Collected Tablet Journalism of Graham Greene. Ian Thomson is the recipient of the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize and the W. H. Heinemann Award.
His article ‘Blue Murder’ appears in Hinterland Issue 1.
Damian Le Bas is a writer and occasional filmmaker from West Sussex, England. His first book, The Stopping Places: a Journey through Gypsy Britain, is an exploration of Gypsy and Traveller history told through a year spent travelling around the country's old nomadic halting sites. It won a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non-fiction, was a BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week', and was shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year. In 2019 he presented the BBC4 documentary A Very British History: Romany Gypsies.
Alongside Gypsy and other less well known histories of Britain, Damian has written poetry and prose about the sea, the Bible, hill forts, paganisms and so-called 'Outsider Art'. He lives and works mostly in Sussex and Kent.
You can read an interview with Damian in Hinterland Issue 1.
Susan Karen Burton
Susan Karen Burton holds two doctorates, one in history from the University of Sussex and one in creative and critical writing from the University of East Anglia. She writes primarily about Japan where she lived and worked for 14 years, as an assistant high school teacher on the JET Programme, as a graduate student, and an associate professor at several Japanese universities. Her work has appeared in Times Higher Education, The Telegraph, The Manchester Review, Words and Women, and Going Down Swinging. She is also the co-author of two books in Japanese.
Her article, ‘An Artist in the Floating World’, appears in Hinterland Issue 1. It is taken from her current work in progress, Gaijin: modern Japan through western eyes which was shortlisted by the Biographers’ Club for the Tony Lothian Prize in 2018.
Amy Cotler worked as a chef, caterer, cooking teacher, food writer and advocate in New York and New England, where she was the founding director of Berkshire Grown, an early farm to table initiative that received national recognition. She has also authored five culinary books and hosted a web column for The New York Times. Forthcoming is a novel-length memoir: Unexpected Pleasures, Tales from a Culinary Alchemist, of which Hazeri is an adapted extract.Amy currently lives in Mexico. Visit her at amycotler.com.
Her article ‘Hazeri’ appears in Hinterland Issue 1.
Scott Coykendall is a professor at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where he teaches Journalism, Technical Communication, and other writing courses. His poems have appeared in COG, Black Fox Literary Magazine, The Cossack Review, and The 2River View, among others.
‘Sabbatical Report’ appears in Hinterland Issue 1, and is his first published non-fiction piece.
Randal works as a copywriter in Northeast Ohio. He's also the author of the award-winning Stealing All Transmissions: A Secret History of The Clash, which is a love story about four lads and a city named New York, as well as a segment of rock'n'roll history. He's written on music and culture for Alternative Press, Louder Than War, and Harper's. Chilled martini glasses remain his favorite social media platform.
His article ‘Confidence Game’ appears in Hinterland Issue 1.
Eileen’s first novel, The Heroines, was translated into six languages. Her essays, poems and stories have appeared in many publications, including The Toast, Triquarterly, The Rumpus and Diagram. She has received fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council for poetry and for prose and currently teaches writing and literature classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Her flash non-fiction, ‘O Garbage Men’, appears in Hinterland Issue 1.
Peter Goulding is a climber and writer from the North of England. He has spent most of his working life in kitchens, pubs and on building sites. He now lives in rural Norfolk. He is working on Slatehead, a history and memoir of the North Wales climbing scene.
His article ‘Hogiau Pen Garret’ appears in Hinterland Issue 1.
Helen James began her career as a photographer in the North West of England before working as an educator at the National Portrait Gallery, Open Eye Gallery and Photoworks. She is a trustee for the AmberSide collection of photographs in Newcastle- upon-Tyne and currently works as an associate lecturer at the University of Westminster, where she teaches ‘writing photography.’ Helen’s own writing focuses on the interplay of words and images; and often responds to the landscapes that have featured as backdrops in her life.
Her article ‘Cullerfornia’ appears in Hinterland Issue 1, accompanied by a photographic essay.
Justin Kern is a writer and nonprofit marketing human who lives in Milwaukee with his wife and cats. A former daily news reporter, his words have appeared in Utne Reader, Great Lakes Review, Forth, Wanderlust Journal, Longshot Island, Milwaukee Record and in a trio of anthologies from Belt Publishing. He's also a lifelong amateur musician who throws horseshoes as a phony spiritual exercise.
His article ‘Second Time Around’ appears in Hinterland Issue 1.
Michael Kineman is an Anglo-American, born in the Midwestern United States but raised and educated in the British West Midlands. During his twenties, Michael worked in human rights law and taught English in the Far East before studying creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Memory, third-culture identity and religious doubt are common themes in his writing. He is currently at work on his first book, The Fields We Used to Roam.
His article ‘American Boys Are Fast But Not As Fast As Ginger Boys’ appears in Hinterland Issue 1.
Scott Russell Morris
Scott Russell Morris is a faculty member at the University of Utah Asia Campus. His work has previously appeared in Brevity, The Chattahoochee Review, Superstition Review and elsewhere.
His piece of flash non-fiction, ‘Just Like Home’, appears in Hinterland Issue 1.
Saloni Prasad is a writer from Surat, India. She writes about life, people and culture; likes to listen to Indian Classical music and can often be spotted talking to herself. She recently completed her Masters in Creative Writing (Non-fiction & Biography), from the University of East Anglia in Norwich. In her former life, she was a project manager and an electrical engineer.
Her article ‘The Women At The Station’ appears in Hinterland Issue 1.
A former licensed social worker from Appalachia, Josef Steiff creates films, installations, performance and written work that reflect his interest in the ways that people struggle to make sense of impersonal events. His films have been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia; his creative non-fiction has recently appeared in Batayan, the forthcoming Pikeville Review and via the independent publishing house Open Court.
His article ‘Flashpoint’ appears in Hinterland Issue 1.
Daniel Uncapher is a Sparks Fellow at Notre Dame, where he received his MFA. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Chicago Quarterly Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Penn Review, Tin House Online, and others.
His article ‘Yocknapatafa’ appears in Hinterland Issue 1.
Leo Vanderpot lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. In recent years, his poems, stories and essays have appeared in fewer journals than he anticipated. He therefore bows to the exceptionally engaging discernment of Hinterland. Praise or slate him: email@example.com
Leo’s article ‘Two Journal Entries’ appears in Issue 1 of Hinterland.