Loyola University Chicago

Writing Program

Jacob Hinkson

Adjunct Instructor



I am the author of five novels. My books have been translated into French, German and Italian. In addition, I have written articles and profiles about films and filmmakers for The Los Angeles Review Of BooksMental Floss, and Noir City. I am also the author of an essay collection about classic film noir.


  • BA, Columbia College
  • MFA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Research Interests

  • Silent Cinema
  • Film Noir
  • Nineteenth-Century American Religious History


  • Prix Mystère de la Critique (2016)
  • Grand Prix de Littératures Policière (2018)


  • Find Him. Polis Books, 2022.
  • Dry County. Pegasus Books, 2019.
  • No Tomorrow. New Pulp Press, 2015.
  • The Blind Alley: Exploring Film Noir's Forgotten Corners. Broken River Books, 2015.