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Fieldwork

Fieldwork

Author(s): Mischa Berlinski

Location(s): Northern Thailand

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Content

A deep and rich novel set among the hill tribes of Northern Thailand. A suspense story blending anthropology and Christian missionaries, it almost feels autobiographical. The thread that keeps the book together is the main character’s, almost obsessive, attempt to unravel the mystery of Martiya van der Leun, an anthropologist, who had been working with the animist Dyalo hill tribe in Northern Thailand, she was imprisoned for murder and had apparently committed suicide in jail.

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‘Such an addictive page-turner that I nearly missed my stop on the bus… Mischa builds a picture of life, layer by fascinating layer’ The Times of London A truly unique novel, rated highly...

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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