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Scenes from Village LIfe

Scenes from Village LIfe

Author(s): Amos Oz

Location(s): Tel Aviv

Genre(s): Fiction, Short Stories

Era(s): Modern



Stories cum fiction, this is difficult to define from Israel’s master storyteller….It gives us an unsettling portrait of daily life in Oz’s fictional small Israeli village of Tel Ilan, in the vicinity of Tel Aviv. “”Tel Ilan, a pioneer village, already a century old, was surrounded by fields and orchards. Vineyards sprawled down the east-facing slopes. Almond trees lined the approach road. The roofs bathed in the thick greenery of ancient trees. Many of the inhabitants still farmed, with the help of foreign laborers who lived in huts in the farmyards…”

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`What is most arresting is the cumulative effect of his narratives and the relationships between three generations of Israelis in a territory that has too many ghosts’ –Independent

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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