Hannah’s Writing

Hannah Hindley’s writing has appeared in journals, newspapers, and anthologies including The Sun, Hakai Magazine, Harvard Review, The Rumpus and The Offing. She is the recipient of the Barry Lopez Prize in Nonfiction, the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award, the Waterston Desert Writing Prize, the Thomas Wood Award in Journalism, the New Conrads Prize in fiction, the Bill Waller Award for Nonfiction, and a Carson Scholarship in science communication. She has studied at the Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop and the Breadloaf Environmental Writers Conference, and she has been an artist in residence for the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, the Montello Foundation, and Spring Creek Ranch.

Hannah graduated from Harvard University with degrees in English & American Literature & Language and Organismic & Evolutionary Biology; her writing and illustrations bridge those studies, exploring our human relationship with a changing planet. She holds her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from University of Arizona.


Harvard University A.B. in English and American Literature and Language; secondary field in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, 2009

University of Arizona MFA in Creative Nonfiction, 2020


The Sun – September 2022, available upon request

“Convergences” – Dark Mountain: Issue 21

“Zebrafish”The Offing, September 2022

“Rete Mirabile” – Carve Magazine, Nonfiction winner of the 2021 Prose & Poetry Contest selected by guest judge Julietta Singh

“A Rangers View – Tanzania’s first managed marine protected area seeks balance as the pandemic drags on” – Only One, 2022

“How to be a Fox”Bay Nature Winter Edition, 2021

“The world is rushing to protect our oceans. Let’s make sure we’re doing it right.” Grist, 2021

“Visitors”VIDA, September 2020

“Salmon”Terrain.org, October 2020

The Opposite of Hallelujah” – The Rumpus, January 2020

Castor/Pollux” – Territory, Twins Issue 2019

Simulator” – Contra Viento, Spring 2019

Diamonds are Forever” – Black Coffee & Vinyl Presents: Ice Culture, Winter 2019

Instant Ocean” – Hakai Magazine, November 2018

Spill Stories: Dog Days” – Terrain.org, April 2018

Moth Man and his Multitudinous Mysteries” – Western National Parks Association, Fall 2017

Lions and Lancets” – ZooView, Fall 2017

Not of a Feather: Altruism Beyond Species Lines” – Blue Guitar Magazine, Fall 2017

“Itinerary: Chugach State Park” – Alaska Magazine, May 2016

“Water Body” – Hot Metal Bridge, Winter 2015 (“Coming Home”)

“Remembering That Life” – The Harvard Review Fall 2014

“Melt-Out: Finding Permanence in the Land of Endings” – River Teeth, October 2014

“Melt Out” – a photography series – Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim (Summer 2014)

“Your Own Cathedral” – Inspiring Generations: 150 Years, 150 Stories in Yosemite (Yosemite Conservancy, 2013)

“Gulp Life” – Inspiring Generations: 150 Years, 150 Stories in Yosemite (Yosemite Conservancy, 2013)

“The Engineer” –  Jack Tar Magazine, Spring 2012

“Teaching Others to Love the Earth” – Press Democrat, April 18, 2010

“Splendor in the Branches, Glory in the Whiskers” – Press Democrat, March 15, 2005

“Dear Mister Cormier” – Letters About Literature, 2005

“A Lesson in Newfound Grace and Resilience” – Press Democrat, August 24, 2004

Student Column – Sonoma Index-Tribune, 2000-2001

“It’s Been a Year Now” (poetry) – Cricket Magazine, 1999


Barry Lopez Prize in Nonfiction, 2021

Carve Magazine Nonfiction Award, 2021

Thomas Wood Award in Journalism

Gulf Coast Prize Finalist

AWP Intro Journals Award Finalist

Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction Finalist

Carve Magazine Nonfiction Prize, 2021

Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award, 2020

Waterston Desert Writing Prize, 2020

Bill Waller Award for Nonfiction

Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship – Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Workshop

2018 Carson Scholar in Science Communication