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Night Train to Lisbon

Night Train to Lisbon

Author(s): Pascal Mercier

Location(s): Lisbon

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



Raimund Gregorius is a Swiss middle-aged teacher of ancient languages in Bern. His routine id disturbed when he has a strange encounter with a Portuguese woman. He learns of the work of Amadeu Prado and is energised into travelling to Lisbon where he meets with characters who have been important in Prado’s life.

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‘One reads this book almost breathlessly, can hardly put it down… A handbook for the soul, mind and heart.’ Die Zeit

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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