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The Blood of Flowers

The Blood of Flowers
  • Author(s): Anita Amirrezvani
  • Location(s): Isfahan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 17th Century

Set in seventeenth-century Iran, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is the powerful and haunting story of a young girl’s journey from innocence to adulthood. A village girl’s dreams of marriage end on the death of her father. Cast on the...

The Bridge of Isfahan

The Bridge of Isfahan
  • Author(s): Nilla Cram Cook
  • Location(s): Isfahan
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

The Bridge of Isfahan is a love story, set in Iran during the postwar 1940s, a time of burgeoning hopes and dangerous conflicts — not the least among them the cold war. Shirene is the green-eyed granddaughter of the...

The Persian Bride

The Persian Bride
  • Author(s): James Buchan
  • Location(s): Isfahan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1974

At once a great love story, a riveting political thriller, and a profound analysis of modern Iran, THE PERSIAN BRIDE is unflinching in its vision of twentieth-century chaos. In 1974, the young Englishman John Pitt follows the hippie trail...

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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