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The Hinterland Prize 2019

Creative Non-fiction Contest

Announcing the Hinterland Prize 2019 Shortlist

Hinterland is excited to announce the shortlist for its new creative nonfiction writing prize — The Hinterland Prize 2019.

We are privileged to have had so many fantastic pieces of nonfiction entered into The Hinterland Prize 2019. It has made narrowing down what was already an impressive longlist very difficult, but we are delighted to announce our shortlist. Congratulations to all our shortlisted entries – all were sterling pieces of work, and we look forward to reading more work from all of you in the future!

Alison Baxter

Garnett Cohen

Sally Fox

Megan Holland

Sarah Hymas

Shauna Jones

Anna Lachkaya

Dani Redd

The winner will be announced in early September 2019.

The winner will receive £500 and a mentoring session with AM Heath Literary Agency.

The second-placed entry will receive £200.

The third-placed entry will receive £100.


All three prize-winning entries will be published in Hinterland Issue 3 - Autumn 2019, out 1st November.

The winners of the prize will be decided by our judging panel: Kathryn Hughes, award-winning author, journalist and Professor of Life Writing at the University of East Anglia; Euan Thorneycroft, literary agent at AM Heath; and the Editors of Hinterland accompanied by a review panel to include recent graduates of UEA’s famed Creative Writing program.

Also announcing the Hinterland Prize 2019 Longlist

We are also pleased to share our longlist in full. The standard of entries to the prize was exceptionally high, and deciding on a longlist from so many fantastic pieces of nonfiction was a tough decision for the editorial team of Hinterland. Competition was fierce and a place on the longlist richly deserved by each and every one.

Rahad Abir

Lawrence Brazier

Lauren Brown

Savannah Carlin

Kinga Cybulska

Jay Drinkall

Peter Fong

Cathrin Hagey

Kim Hare

Polis Loizou

Claire Lynch

Laura-Blaise McDowell

Jess Morgan

Toby Norways

Kimberly Tolson

Lazar Trubman

Lorraine Wilson

Caroline Ziemke