Five Dials

Number 46

Five Dials 46, the War Issue, features the Man Booker Prize-winner Pat Barker on the silence of women in warfare, Antony Beevor on the trials of researching in Russian military archives, plus a former British soldier re-examines the journal he wrote in Basra and an intrepid photographer tracks down the fields and lanes where WW1 deserters were shot. Plus: the Stasi spies on a group of poets, and a very special astronaut is unwittingly shot into space. War: what is it good for?

On Ivanka and Blindness

We are now deep in the era of Trump. As a magazine, we’ve accepted our role. We don’t employ an investigative team. Our contributors’ page lacks a platoon of re... Read more

Number 42

Download PDF Browse articles   Unable to Contribute Submissions from our glorious readers Frequently Asked Questions Our Town: NW11 Luiza Sauma ... Read more

Number 41

Download PDF Browse articles   On Holland, Dutch Literature and Alan Partridge A Letter from the Editor Frequently Asked Questions Do Not Pet Ni... Read more

Number 40

The 40th issue of Five Dials. The theme: We Had No Say in This.

A Questionnaire

The first Five Dials x WeTransfer interactive reading experience asks: What do you think of music? It’s a questionnaire. Or is it? Could we ask you your opin... Read more

Inside the Hamish Hamilton Archive

Intrigue, adventure, romance, stationery. A film about the Hamish Hamilton archive, featuring Chandler, Sartre, Salinger, Thurber, Orwell and others. Music by Lights of Harmac.

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Five Dials is a free online literary magazine from Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books.