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Assembly of the Dead

Assembly of the Dead
  • Author(s): Saeida Rouass
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1900s

Morocco, 1906. The country is caught between growing European influence and domestic instability. As young women disappear from the alleyways of Marrakesh, Farook Al-Alami, a detective from Tangier, is summoned to solve the case of the apparent abductions. Investigating...

A Death in the Medina

A Death in the Medina
  • Author(s): James von Leyden
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Death stalks the medina of Marrakech . . . Marrakech, August. It is the start of Ramadan, the hottest in memory. Among the few foreigners left in the sweltering city are a riad owner, her French boyfriend and an...

A Street in Marrakech

A Street in Marrakech
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1970s

The author and her husband have managed to delve into life in the Medina, discovering the life of the women behind the walls of the Medina, as they spoke Arabic, a real asset in those days. A vivid portrayal...

A Year in Marrakesh

A Year in Marrakesh
  • Author(s): Peter Mayne
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1950s

Michael Palin picks A YEAR IN MARRAKESH by Peter Mayle as one of his top ten books. One of those travel classics in the Englishman (of some means) abroad vein, this shows a great deal of sensitivity to both...

The Jackal’s Share

The Jackal’s Share
  • Author(s): Chris Morgan Jones
  • Location(s): Dubai, Italy, London, Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): MOdern

Boundless wealth hides the deepest secrets . . . When a charismatic billionaire asks Ben Webster to investigate his personal affairs it isn’t long before the private spy is convinced that there is something very wrong with his new...

The Last Storytellers

The Last Storytellers
  • Author(s): Richard Hamilton
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco’s ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences....

The Saffron Trail

The Saffron Trail
  • Author(s): Rosanna Ley
  • Location(s): Cornwall, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Once, there was a girl who loved saffron. She loved its secrets, its mystery, and best of all, she loved its hint of magic. After the death of her beloved mother, Nell travels from rural Cornwall to the colour...

Comfort and Joy

Comfort and Joy
  • Author(s): India Knight
  • Location(s): London, Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2009-2011

It’s two days before Christmas and wife and mother of two, Clara Dunphy, has finally finished her last-minute shopping on Oxford Street. On a whim she decides to treat herself to a champagne cocktail at the Connaught hotel, where...

Shadows of Marrakech

Shadows of Marrakech
  • Author(s): Tim Kindberg
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction

This is a tale of a struggle against slavery and ignorance, of shadows and loyalty. In Marrakech, Chemchi, a Berber girl, enters into a bargain with a brutal slave master. In return for his help, she must track down...

The King’s Fool

The King’s Fool
  • Author(s): Mahi Binebine
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Sidi is dying. In the last days of this all-powerful tyrant, his faithful court fool takes stock of the decades he has spent in the king’s service. For the many years have left certain indelible wounds. During his service,...

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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