Issue 1 - Spring 2019

Out Now

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

Our inaugural issue features brand-new non-fiction by Costa Biography Award Winner Rebecca Stott (In the Days of Rain), W.H. Heinemann Prize Winner Ian Thomson (Primo Levi, Dante’s Divine Comedy) and Tony Lothian Shortlisted author Susan Karen Burton, as well as introducing a host of talented new writers who we know you’re going to love.

With striking cover art from Joshua Jones, Issue 1 also includes a photo essay by photographer Helen James, an interview with Damian Le Bas (The Stopping Places) and a look at Barbara Kingsolver’s correspondence.

Issue 1 is available now, either direct from our webstore or from all good bookshops.

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Rebecca Stott, The Fall

Following on from winning the Costa Biography Prize, Rebecca Stott explores the ruins of Londinium after the Romans have abandoned Britain.


Ian Thomson, Blue Murder

In Blue Murder, award-winning biographer and journalist Ian Thomson brings us a gripping piece of true crime, as he investigates the unsolved murder of a private detective in 1980s London.

  • Susan Karen Burton introduces us to the hidden world of the Tokyo bar hostess in A Hostess of the Floating World.

  • In American Boys are Fast but not as Fast as Ginger Boys, Michael Kineman relates what it’s like to go to school in England when you’re an American boy.

  • Helen James explores the horizon from Cullercoats Bay in her photo essay, Cullerfornia.

  • Justin Kern returns to the scene of a missing persons case in Second Time Around.

  • In Yocknapatafa, Daniel Uncapher takes us on a ride through the hill villages of the Mississippi.

  • In Hogiau Pen Garret we accompany Peter Goulding as he climbs the mountains of Snowdonia.

  • Scott Coykendall shares a touching story of family loss in Sabbatical Report.

  • In The Women at the Station, we join Saloni Prasad on a journey on Indian Railways.

  • Josef Steiff relates the story of a devastating breakup in Flashpoint.

As well as flash (non)fiction from Scott Russell Morris, Randall Doane, Amy Cotler and Eileen Favorite, regular features, an interview with author Damian Le Bas (The Stopping Places) - and details of our new writing contest.