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City of Brick and Shadow

City of Brick and Shadow
  • Author(s): Tim Wirkus
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Moder

Already struggling to keep their tiny congregation afloat, two Mormon missionaries stationed in the dangerous Latin American neighborhood of Vila Barbosa suspect the worst when Marco Aurelio, a man they recently baptized, disappears from a crowded street market. When...

Feast Days

Feast Days
  • Author(s): Ian MacKenzie
  • Location(s): Sao Paulo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Intelligent and deeply felt, Feast Days follows a young wife who relocates with her financier husband to Sao Paulo–a South American megacity that impresses and unsettles, conceals and erupts. Here in her new home, she reckons with the twenty-first...

grk and the Pelotti Gang

grk and the Pelotti Gang
  • Author(s): Josh Lacey
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Modern

A trip to Brazil should be fun, right? Well, it’s certainly exciting, as Tim and his dog Grk zip through the streets of Rio at high speed after the notorious Pelotti gang. Then their plane crashes in the jungle,...

Heliopolis

Heliopolis
  • Author(s): James Scudamore
  • Location(s): Sao Paulo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Set against a city on the edge of reality, of high towers and seething favelas, of rich enclaves and social stratification. Ludo is a boy taken from the slum of Heliopolis and raised in the gated wealth of Angel...

Hunter Killer

Hunter  Killer
  • Author(s): Brad Taylor
  • Location(s): Charleston, Brazil, South Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): 2018

The Taskforce were once apex predators, an unrivalled hunting machine that decimated those out to harm the USA, but they may have met their match. While Pike is preparing to join the team on a counter-terrorist mission in South...

Playboy

Playboy
  • Author(s): Joe Thomas
  • Location(s): Sao Paulo
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 2016

SÃO PAULO, 20 MARCH 2016 A campaign for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff is in full swing, yet 100,000 people take to Avenida Paulista in São Paulo in her support. On the same day, a young man from...

The Darkest Heart

The Darkest Heart
  • Author(s): Dan Smith
  • Location(s): Brazil, Minas Gerais
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

‘There were times I felt I would always be death’s passenger. It moved one step ahead of me wherever I went, letting its shadow fall across me. It carried me on; shaded me from the world other people lived...

The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters
  • Author(s): Lucinda Riley
  • Location(s): Geneva, Paris, Rio de Janeiro
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Earlier 20th Century

Their future is written in the stars . . . Maia D’Apliése and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, ‘Atlantis’ – a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva – having been told...

1808

1808
  • Author(s): Laurentino Gomes
  • Location(s): Rio de Janeiro
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 1800s

How a crazy queen, a frightened prince and a corrupt court tricked Napoleon and changed the history of Portugal and Brazil. A book set in Brazil. The story of Portuguese King Dom João who fled Portugal as Napoleon was...

1822

1822
  • Author(s): Laurentino Gomes
  • Location(s): Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

1822, How a wise man, a sad princess and a money crazy Scotsman helped D. Pedro create Brazil, a country that had everything to go wrong. A book set in Brazil. This is a non-fiction historical book written by...

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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