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Between the Woods and the Water

Between the Woods and the Water
  • Author(s): Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Location(s): Europe, Hungary, Romania
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1930s

this is the sequel to ‘A Time of Gifts’, and Fermor continues his walk through the length of 1930s Europe. Starting from where the previous book left off, at the border into Hungary, and on to “the Iron Gates”...

Katalin Street

Katalin Street
  • Author(s): Magda Szabó
  • Location(s): Budapest
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1934-1968

In prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Street, their lives closely intertwined. A game is played by the four children in which Bálint, the promising son of the Major, invariably chooses Irén Elekes, the...

Death on the Danube

Death on the Danube
  • Author(s): Jennifer S Alderson
  • Location(s): Budapest, Hungary
  • Genre(s): Cosy Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series Book 1 Recent divorcee Lana Hansen needs a break. Her luck has run sour for going on a decade, ever since she got fired from her favorite job as an investigative reporter....

District VIII (Danube Blues)

District VIII (Danube Blues)
  • Author(s): Adam LeBor
  • Location(s): Budapest
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 2015

Life’s tough for a Gypsy cop in Budapest. The cops don’t trust you because you’re a Gypsy. Your fellow Gypsies, even your own family, shun you because you’re a cop. The dead, however, don’t care. So when Balthazar Kovacs,...

The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge
  • Author(s): Julie Orringer
  • Location(s): Budapest, Hungary, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s onwards

LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, an architecture student, has arrived from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he has promised to deliver to Clara Morgenstern a young...

Budapest Noir

Budapest Noir
  • Author(s): Vilmos Kondor
  • Location(s): Budapest
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1930s

Set in Budapest 1936. The author brings Budapest to life, in similar vein to Philip Kerr’s Berlin based Bernie Gunther novels. Zsigmond Gordon is a crime journalist with a local newspaper who follows up the murder of a young woman....

Budapest Romance

Budapest Romance
  • Author(s): Rozsa Gaston
  • Location(s): Budapest
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

When Kati Dunai travels to Budapest to settle her father’s estate, the last thing on her mind is the pursuit of pleasure. She’s a busy international conference planner, her life rooted in Manhattan. But from the moment she sets...

Mrs Tuesday’s Departure

Mrs Tuesday’s Departure
  • Author(s): Suzanne Anderson
  • Location(s): Budapest, Hungary
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

When Natalie and Anna, sisters and life-long rivals, hide an abandoned child from the Nazis, their deception resurrects the scars of a star-crossed love triangle that threats their safety and tests the bonds of their loyalty. Hungary’s fragile alliance...

Parallel Lines: a Journey from Childhood to Belsen

Parallel Lines: a Journey from Childhood to Belsen
  • Author(s): Peter Lantos
  • Location(s): Hungary
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): WW2

This is a story of a young boy s journey from a sleepy provincial town in Hungary during the Second World War to the concentration camp in Bergen-Belsen. After a winter in Bergen-Belsen where his father died, he and...

Prague

Prague
  • Author(s): Arthur Phillips
  • Location(s): Budapest
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A group of American expats en route to adventure, inspiration, or perhaps even history-in-the-making in Prague, somehow get sidetracked and settle instead for the enigmatic city of Budapest. Arriving in Hungary’s capital to pursue his elusive brother, journalist John...

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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