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Follow Me In

Follow Me In
  • Author(s): Katriona Chapman
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Graphic Novel
  • Era(s): Modern (early 2000s)

Recounting a life-changing trip to Mexico, Follow Me In is Kat Chapman’s memoir and coming-of-age story, interspersed with pages of her travel sketchbook and her explorations of the mosaic of cultural and bio-diversity that make Mexico such a special...

The Trumpet Lesson

The Trumpet Lesson
  • Author(s): Dianne Romain
  • Location(s): Guanajuato
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s / 1960s

When Callie Quinn became pregnant at seventeen in 1960s rural Missouri, her outraged father, with her mother’s acquiescence, insisted that no one know–and Callie complied. She went away, and she gave up her baby. But not for their reasons....

Caramelo

Caramelo
  • Author(s): Sandra Cisneros
  • Location(s): Chicago, Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern/20th century

Every year the three Reyes sons and their families drive south from Chicago via Route 66 to the home of the Awful Grandmother and the Little Grandfather on Destiny Street in Mexico City. From the back seat of her...

Every Last Fear

Every Last Fear
  • Author(s): Alex Finlay
  • Location(s): Mexico, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

University student Matt Pine has just received devastating news. Nearly his entire family have been found dead while holidaying in Mexico. The local police claim it was an accident, but the FBI aren’t convinced – and they won’t tell...

The Heat of the Sun

The Heat of the Sun
  • Author(s): David Rain
  • Location(s): Mexico, Nagasaki, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th Century

An exuberant debut that sweeps across the twentieth century—beginning where one world-famous love story left off to introduce us to another With Sophie Tucker belting from his hand-crank phonograph and a circle of boarding-school admirers laughing uproariously around him,...

American Dirt

American Dirt
  • Author(s): Jeanine Cummins
  • Location(s): United States (USA), Mexico Border
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Yesterday, Lydia had a bookshop. Yesterday, Lydia was married to a journalist. Yesterday, she was with everyone she loved most in the world. Today, her eight-year-old son Luca is all she has left. For him, she will carry a...

A Vineyard in Andalusia

A Vineyard in Andalusia
  • Author(s): María Dueñas
  • Location(s): Jerez, Cuba (Republic of), Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1860s

1861. A ruined silver-mine owner sets sail from Mexico City to seek his fortune in the New World. Mauro Larrera has just four months to pay his creditors, or his bankruptcy will be revealed and his family’s honour will...

Bandit Roads

Bandit Roads
  • Author(s): Richard Grant
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

There are many ways to die in the Sierra Madre, a notorious nine-hundred-mile mountain range in northern Mexico where AK-47s are fetish objects, the law is almost non-existent and power lies in the hands of brutal drug mafias. Thousands...

Epiphany Jones

Epiphany Jones
  • Author(s): Michael Grothaus
  • Location(s): Cannes, Mexico, Oporto, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Jerry has a traumatic past that leaves him subject to psychotic hallucinations and depressive episodes. When he stands accused of stealing a priceless Van Gogh painting, he goes underground, where he develops an unwilling relationship with a woman who...

Getaway

Getaway
  • Author(s): Lisa Brackmann
  • Location(s): Puerto Vallarta
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Michelle Mason tells herself she’s on vacation. A brief stay in the Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta. It’s a chance to figure out her next move after the unexpected death of her banker husband, who’s left behind a...

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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