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The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife
  • Author(s): Gill Paul
  • Location(s): New York State, Russia, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century and 2011

A Russian grand duchess and an English journalist. Linked by one of the world’s greatest mysteries . . . Love. Guilt. Heartbreak. 1914 Russia is on the brink of collapse, and the Romanov family faces a terrifyingly uncertain future....

The Immortalists

The Immortalists
  • Author(s): Chloe Benjamin
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): From 1969

It’s 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York’s Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die. The four Gold children, too young...

The Perfect Wife

The Perfect Wife
  • Author(s): J P Delaney
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Present looking back 5 years

“There’s something I have to explain, my love,” he says, taking your hand in his. “That wasn’t a dream. It was an upload.” Abbie wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. The man...

And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed
  • Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
  • Location(s): Kabul, Paris, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one… Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of...

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
  • Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
  • Location(s): Kabul, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s to 2000s

The Kite Runner of Khaled Hosseini’s deeply moving fiction debut is an illiterate Afghan boy with an uncanny instinct for predicting exactly where a downed kite will land. Growing up in the city of Kabul in the early 1970s,...

A Message to Your Heart

A Message to Your Heart
  • Author(s): Niamh Greene
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Niamh Greene’s delightful fifth novel A Message to Your Heart is an intriguing and heart-warming story for fans of the wise humour of Catherine Alliott and the modern day fairytales of Cecelia Ahern. Throw in Niamh’s unique brand of...

Agency

Agency
  • Author(s): William Gibson
  • Location(s): London, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Dystopian, Thriller, Time Slip

San Francisco, 2017. Clinton’s in the White House, Brexit never happened – and Verity Jane’s got herself a new job. They call Verity ‘the app-whisperer,’ and she’s just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called...

China Dolls

China Dolls
  • Author(s): Lisa See
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Lae 1930s

It’s 1938 and the exclusive Oriental nightclub in San Francisco’s Forbidden City is holding auditions for showgirls. In the dark, scandalous glamour of the club, three girls from very different backgrounds stumble into each other lives. All the girls...

Cinnamon Kiss

Cinnamon Kiss
  • Author(s): Walter Mosley
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1960s

It is the Summer of Love, and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armoured car. it’s further outside the law than Easy has ever travelled, but his daughter needs medical treatment that costs far more than Easy can borrow...

Japantown (Jim Brodie)

Japantown (Jim Brodie)
  • Author(s): Barry Lancet
  • Location(s): Japan, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie receives a call one night from a friend at the SFPD: an entire family has been senselessly gunned down in the Japantown neighborhood of the bustling city. As an American born and raised...

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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