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Indian Nocturne

Indian Nocturne

Author(s): Antonio Tabucchi

Location(s): India

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



“Insomnia” and a “search for a shadow”. Perhaps a dream as he meets and engages with a wonderful array of personalities during his wanderings. His search takes him to a brothel in Bombay, to the Theosophical Society in Madras, to the library of a religious order in Goa …

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The traveller is someoene who is looking for a friend who has got lost in India; soon it becomes clear that he i actually looking for himself. A trip full of wonderful encounters, people...

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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