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Author(s): John Lanchester

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s



Capital is set in London during the credit crunch. It is a large tome that follows the lives of a group of people who live in – or are connected to Pepys Road, in South London. It is a capacious ‘London’ novel that brings together all life, their diversity reflecting the big city.


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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 

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Entries close 6th November 2021