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City Of A Thousand Spies (Conor McBride #3)

City Of A Thousand Spies (Conor McBride #3)
  • Author(s): Kathryn Guare
  • Location(s): Prague
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Conor McBride has accepted bargains he may live to regret – assuming he lives through them at all. He’s taken an undercover assignment in exchange for the chance to resume his career as a solo violinist. He’s also agreed...

The Child on Platform One

The Child on Platform One
  • Author(s): Gill Thompson
  • Location(s): Prague
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): World war two

Prague 1939. Young mother Eva has a secret from her past. When the Nazis invade, Eva knows the only way to keep her daughter Miriam safe is to send her away – even if it means never seeing her...

A Year and a Day

A Year and a Day
  • Author(s): Isabelle Broom
  • Location(s): Prague
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

For Megan, visiting Prague with her friend Ollie is just business. Nothing more. Because if she admits the truth she might lose everything. For Hope, this trip is a surprise treat from Charlie, her new partner. But she’s struggling...

Losing Venice

Losing Venice
  • Author(s): Scott Stavrou
  • Location(s): Venice, Hydra, Prague
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Surrounded by beauty, can you learn to live beautifully? Travel marketing executive Mark Vandermar leads an itinerant life. Elsewhere is where he calls home, so it’s no surprise when he’s called to Venice to help craft the Venice Tourism...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Author(s): Milan Kundera
  • Location(s): Prague, Geneva, Thailand, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

In this novel – a story of irreconcilable loves and infidelities – Milan Kundera addresses himself to the nature of twentieth-century ‘Being’ In a world in which lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and by fortuitous events, a world...

HHhH

HHhH
  • Author(s): Laurent Binet
  • Location(s): Prague
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): WW2, present

The nameless narrator of “HHhH” has serious misgivings about the novel he is writing. Like Laurent Binet, the book’s French author, he has spent years examining the murder of the SS general Reinhard Heydrich in Prague in 1942 with...

Prague Nights

Prague Nights
  • Author(s): Benjamin Black
  • Location(s): Prague
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1599

Prague, 1599. Christian Stern, a young doctor, has just arrived in the city. On his first evening, he finds a young woman’s body half-buried in the snow. The dead woman is none other than the emperor’s mistress, and there’s...

Czechmate: The Spy Who Played Jazz

Czechmate: The Spy Who Played Jazz
  • Author(s): Bill Moody
  • Location(s): Prague
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960s

The year is 1968. The liberal reforms of Czechoslovakia’s new leader, Alexander Dubcek, have outraged the Kremlin and now, 250,000 Warsaw Pact forces are amassed on the borders. For American intelligence, the situation is worsened when their prime source,...

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • Author(s): Laini Taylor
  • Location(s): Prague
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction
  • Era(s): Various

The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. ‘He never says please’, she sighed, but she gathered up her things. When Brimstone called, she always came. In general,...

Escape to Perdition

Escape to Perdition
  • Author(s): James Silvester
  • Location(s): Prague
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 2015

Prague 2015. Herbert Biely, aged hero of the Prague Spring, stands on the brink of an historic victory, poised to reunite the Czech and Slovak Republics twenty-six years after the Velvet Revolution. The imminent Czech elections are the final...

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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