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Apartment in Athens

Apartment in Athens

Author(s): Glenway Westcott

Location(s): Athens

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Mid 20th Century onwards



This is the story of a Greek couple in Nazi-occupied Athens who must share their living quarters with a German officer. Wescott stages an intense and unsettling drama of accommodation and rejection, resistance and compulsion-an account of political oppression and spiritual struggle that is also a parable about the costs of closeted identity.

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People suffering adversity in very trying circumstances. Beautifully written – Naomh –

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021