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The Book of Leeds (Reading The City)

The Book of Leeds (Reading The City)

Author(s): Tom Palmer, Maria Crossan

Location(s): Leeds

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Millgarth Police Station reverberates with the early adrenalin-rush of a case they won’t close for years.
A teenage boy trails the city centre bars of the eighties in thrall to his hero – a Leeds United football hooligan.
A single woman finds her frustrations with men confirmed speed-dating in a city re-invented as a party capital.
Bringing together fiction from some of the city’s most celebrated writers, The Book of Leeds traces the unique contours that fifty years of social and economic change can impress on a city. These are stories that take place at oblique angles to the larger events in the city’s history, or against wider currents that have shaped the social and cultural landscape of today’s Leeds: a modern city with both problems and promise.

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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