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Family Secrets

Family Secrets
  • Author(s): Liz Byrski
  • Location(s): Hobart
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

When patriarch Gerald Hawkins passes away in his Tasmanian home, after ten years of serious illness, his family experience a wave of grief and, admittedly, a surge of relief. Gerald’s dominating personality has loomed large over his wife, Connie,...

New Beginnings

New Beginnings
  • Author(s): Iris Blobel
  • Location(s): Hobart
  • Genre(s): Romance, Young Adult
  • Era(s): Modern

Twenty-two-year-old Sophie Levesque has been guardian to eight-year-old sister Mia since their mother’s death a few years ago. Luck comes their way when they inherit a small house in Hobart. Problem is, though, they don’t know or have even...

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams
  • Author(s): Richard Flanagan
  • Location(s): Hobart
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Magical Realism
  • Era(s): Contemporary

An ember storm of a novel, this is Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan at his most moving―and astonishing―best. In a world of perennial fire and growing extinctions, Anna’s aged mother is dying―if her three children would just allow it....

The Potato Factory

The Potato Factory
  • Author(s): Bryce Courtenay
  • Location(s): Hobart, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1800s

Ikey Solomon is in the business of thieving and he’s very good at it. Ikey’s partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey...

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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