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Behind the Wall

Behind the Wall

Author(s): Colin Thubron

Location(s): China

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1980s



Thubron cris-crosses the country in the 1980s, describing an eclectic mix of people, lifestyles, places, scenery, history, myth and politics…

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I have fallen under Thubron’s narrative spell – he so gets into the places he visits! – Julian Grange –

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition! Entries close 6th November

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 

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