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The Book of Tbilisi (Reading The City)

The Book of Tbilisi (Reading The City)

Author(s): Gvantsa Jobava, Becca Parkinson

Location(s): Tbilisi

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Tbilisi is the largest city and capital of Georgia, with a population of more than 1.5 million people. Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, this vibrant city is a melting pot of different ethnic groups and languages, having been fought over by rival empires and powers for centuries. This complex history of foreign dominance and control is reflected in both the literature and architecture of the city, which is a mix of Middle Eastern, Art Nouveau, Stalinist and Modernism.

The Book of Tbilisi will bring together ten short stories written about and from the Georgian capital, showcasing the work of some of the country’s most loved writers.

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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