Nicholas Herrmann is a writer, editor and film photographer based in Scotland. His narrative non-fiction and photography – focusing on place, nature and identity – have been published widely in journals and online, such as Places Journal, Ernest, Elsewhere, The Clearing, The Calvert Journal, Drawing Matter and Zoomorphic. In 2017, his fiction was shortlisted for the Bath Novel Award, and the same year he graduated with Distinction from the Creative Writing MA at Bath Spa University, where he was shortlisted for the Janklow & Nesbit Prize. He has a decade of editorial and copywriting experience, working with companies such as Hodder & Stoughton, HarperCollins, Faber & Faber, Juilliard and Ericsson. For the past four years, he has worked as an editor for Cornerstones Literary Consultancy.
Selected non-fiction
In Search of an Honest Map, Drawing Matter. On Situationism, psychogeography and cartographical perspectives.
Full Fathom FivePlaces Journal. On Second World War airfields and Britain's island identity.
The Racing Dusk, Zoomorphic Magazine. On the decline of the cheetah.
Windows, Bristol Festival of Ideas. On George Orwell and political writing as an art.
Letter from Goli Otok, The Calvert Journal. Travelling to a Croatian prison island.
Westernmost, The Clearing. On depression, writer's block and wilderness.
Beacon Bound, Elsewhere Journal. Walking the length of the Ridgeway, Britain's oldest road.
Self-portrait in lockdown, Bath UK, April 2020.