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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
  • Author(s): Elif Shafak
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

‘Haunting, moving, beautifully written – and based by an extraordinary cast of characters who capture the diversity of modern Turkey. A masterpiece’ Peter Frankopan ‘In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila’s consciousness began to ebb, slowly and...

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Anna’s Dance: A Balkan Odyssey

Anna’s Dance: A Balkan Odyssey
  • Author(s): Michele Levy
  • Location(s): Balkans, Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1968

It’s 1968. The world is in turmoil. So is twenty-thee-year-old Anna Rossi, who questions everything about her life, from her mostly Jewish heritage to her fear of intimacy. Summer in Europe with a childhood friend offers a perfect way...

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Born in the Purple

Born in the Purple
  • Author(s): Dora Ilieva
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1083-1131

It is Anno Domini 1083. At the Blachernae Palace in Constantinople, a princess is born. What will her fate be? Will she be married off in order to create an advantageous political alliance? Or will she be sent to...

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The Drowning Guard

The Drowning Guard
  • Author(s): Linda Lafferty
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1820s

Each morning in the hour before dawn, a silent boat launches on the Bosphorous, moving swiftly into the deepest part of the waters halfway between Europe and Asia, where a man will die… The Drowning Guard is the tale of...

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The Flea Palace

The Flea Palace
  • Author(s): Elif Shafak
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Set within a once-stately apartment block in Istanbul, The Flea Palace tells the story of Bonbon Palace, built by Russian noble émigré Pavel Antipov for his wife Agripina at the end of the Tsarist reign. It is now sadly...

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The Janissary Tree

The Janissary Tree
  • Author(s): Jason Goodwin
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1830s

A crime-solving eunuch in Istanbul. Set in Istanbul in 1836, Yashim has to deal with murders inside the harem and inside the new military at the same time.

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The Venetian Contract

The Venetian Contract
  • Author(s): Marina Fiorato
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople), Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): Late 1500s

1576. Five years after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto, a ship steals unnoticed into Venice bearing a deadly cargo. A man more dead than alive, disembarks and staggers into Piazza San Marco. He...

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American Assassin

American Assassin
  • Author(s): Vince Flynn
  • Location(s): Germany, Istanbul (Constantinople), Switzerland
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1980s

What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Six months ago, Mitch Rapp was just an ordinary college student. Then the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack stole the lives of two...

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Body Count

Body Count
  • Author(s): Barbara Nadel
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Any bloody death will lead Inspectors Çetin Ikmen and Mehmet Süleyman out onto the dark streets of Istanbul. On 21 January, a half-decapitated corpse in the poor multicultural district of Tarlabasi poses a particularly frustrating and gruesome mystery. But...

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city-pick Istanbul

city-pick Istanbul
  • Author(s): Heather Reyes (Editor)
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Various

Another gem from Oxygen books. A collection of writing from different authors, that brings the city to life through fiction.

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020