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Land of Smiles

Land of Smiles
  • Author(s): T C Huo
  • Location(s): California, Oakland, Thailand
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Set in the 1970s, in the era of the Vietnam War and its volatile aftermath, Land of Smiles tells the story of a young Southeast Asian man’s journey from a refugee camp in Thailand to a housing project in...

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More Like Wrestling

More Like Wrestling
  • Author(s): Danyel Smith
  • Location(s): Oakland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing… “More Like Wrestling” tells the story of Pinch and Paige, two sisters coming of age in Oakland, California, in the 1980s, a time when that beautiful, crumbling city is...

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The Mistress of Spices

The Mistress of Spices
  • Author(s): Chitra Divakaruni
  • Location(s): Oakland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Tilo, an immigrant from India, runs an Indian spice shop in Oakland, California. While she dispenses the classic ingredients for curries and kormas, she also helps her customers to gain a more precious commodity: whatever they most desire. For...

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There There

There There
  • Author(s): Tommy Orange
  • Location(s): Oakland
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Jacquie Red Feather and her sister Opal grew up together, relying on each other during their unsettled childhood. As adults they were driven apart, but Jacquie is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she...

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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