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The City and the Mountains

The City and the Mountains

Author(s): Eca de Queiroz

Location(s): Portugal

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 19th Century

In this very funny late novel, published after his death, Eça’s satire is turned on the emptiness of city life and of modernity itself, and the bucolic second half, which bubbles with joie-de-vivre, reflects Eça’s own recently discovered joy in country living at his wife’s estate in Tormes.

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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 

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Entries close 6th November 2021