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Beautiful Animals

Beautiful Animals
  • Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
  • Location(s): Hydra
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements, but still alive. Naomi, the daughter of a...

Cartes Postales from Greece

Cartes Postales from Greece
  • Author(s): Victoria Hislop
  • Location(s): Greece
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A. With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After...

My Map of You

My Map of You
  • Author(s): Isabelle Broom
  • Location(s): Zakynthos (Zante)
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Holly Wright has had a difficult few years. After her mother’s death, she’s become expert at keeping people at a distance – including her boyfriend, Rupert. But when Holly receives an unexpected letter explaining that an aunt she never...

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

The Beekeeper of Aleppo
  • Author(s): Christy Lefteri
  • Location(s): Greece, England, Syria, Turkey
  • Genre(s): Fiction

Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo – until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by...

The Last of the Wine

The Last of the Wine
  • Author(s): Mary Renault
  • Location(s): Greece
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 5th Century BC

Alexias, a young Athenian of good family, grows up just as the Peloponnesian War is drawing to a close. The adult world he enters is one in which the power and influence of his class have been undermined by...

Waiting For Aegina

Waiting For Aegina
  • Author(s): Effie Kammenou
  • Location(s): Greece, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 21st Century

Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift… In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which...

Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek
  • Author(s): Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Location(s): Crete
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

Set before the start of the First World War, this moving fable sees a young English writer set out to Crete to claim a small inheritance. But when he arrives, he meets Alexis Zorba, a middle-aged Greek man with...

Evanthia’s Gift

Evanthia’s Gift
  • Author(s): Effie Kammenou
  • Location(s): Greece, Long Island
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950's to 1990's

In the year 1956, Anastacia Fotopoulos finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends Stavros and Soula Papadakis, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood....

A Theatre for Dreamers

A Theatre for Dreamers
  • Author(s): Polly Samson
  • Location(s): Hydra
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960

1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives, ruled by the writers Charmian Clift and...

Afternoons in Ithaka

Afternoons in Ithaka
  • Author(s): Spiri Tsintziras
  • Location(s): Greece, Ithaka (Ithaca)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Food and Drink
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century/Modern

A charming memoir of self-discovery, family, connection and the power of a tomato. ‘I remember crusty just-baked bread, rubbed with juicy tomato flesh, swimming in a puddle of thick green olive oil. I am seven years old. I sit...

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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