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Chergui’s Child

Chergui’s Child
  • Author(s): Jane Riddell
  • Location(s): Morocco, France
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Olivia is recovering from a traumatic event five years earlier when her beloved aunt Dorothy dies, leaving her a large sum of money and a letter containing a startling revelation. From Morocco to London to the south of France,...

The Sultan’s Wife

The Sultan’s Wife
  • Author(s): Jane Johnson
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 17th Century

A sweeping historical adventure, set in 17th-century Morocco, from the bestselling author of Court of Lions. Morocco, 1677 The tyrannical King Ismail resides over the palace of Meknes. Through the sweltering heat of the palace streets, Nus Nus, slave...

A Betrayal of Heroes

A Betrayal of Heroes
  • Author(s): David Ebsworth
  • Location(s): Africa, France, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Historical, Thriller
  • Era(s): Second World War

‘Swear,’ Leclerc shouted, ‘that you will never lay down your arms until our colours, our beautiful colours, are flying afresh on Strasbourg Cathedral!’ Headstrong newspaperman Jack Telford’s weapon is his pen, but the oath he’s taken at Kufra will...

The Storyteller of Casablanca

The Storyteller of Casablanca
  • Author(s): Fiona Valpy
  • Location(s): Casablanca
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1940s and 2000s

In this evocative tale from the bestselling author of The Dressmaker’s Gift, a strange new city offers a young girl hope. Can it also offer a lost soul a second chance? Morocco, 1941. With France having fallen to Nazi...

The Country of Others

The Country of Others
  • Author(s): Leila Slimani
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s and 1950s

Alsace, 1944. Mathilde finds herself falling deeply in love with Amine Belhaj, a Moroccan soldier billeted in her town fighting for the French. After the Liberation, Mathilde leaves her country to follow her new husband to Morocco. But life...

When Every Road Whispers My Name

When Every Road Whispers My Name
  • Author(s): Maria Vano
  • Location(s): United States (USA), England, Greece, Hungary, Morocco, Spain
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2000-2021

One middle-aged woman with no money, three suitcases, a big dream, and a desire to see it all, sets out to live her best solo life. Calling on memories from her teen years when she lived in Rome, Italy,...

Jake Atlas and the Keys of the Apocalypse

Jake Atlas and the Keys of the Apocalypse
  • Author(s): Rob Lloyd Jones
  • Location(s): Rome, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

JAKE ATLAS: TOMB ROBBER, TREASURE HUNTER, TROUBLEMAKER This fourth riveting Jake Atlas adventure takes Jake and his family to Rome, where they uncover the secret history of a Roman legion sworn to protect four mysterious keys. The keys hold...

The Last Friend

The Last Friend
  • Author(s): Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

The Last Friend, the new novel from internationally acclaimed author Tahar Ben Jelloun, winner of the 2004 International Dublin/IMPAC award, is a Rashamon-like tale of friendship and betrayal set in twentieth century Tangier. Written in Ben Jelloun’s inimitable and...

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,...

The Ship of Shadows

The Ship of Shadows
  • Author(s): Maria Kuzniar
  • Location(s): Seville, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Middle Ages

The sweeping, sparkling first book in a brand new series that will delight fans of The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club and The Girl of Ink and Stars. “A feast for the imagination . . . an enthralling adventure.” –...

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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