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The Archipelago of Another Life

The Archipelago of Another Life
  • Author(s): Andrei Makine
  • Location(s): Siberia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

On the far eastern borders of the Soviet Union, in the sunset of Stalin’s reign, soldiers are training for a war that could end all wars, for in the atomic age man has sown the seeds of his own...

Tiger

Tiger
  • Author(s): Polly Clark
  • Location(s): Siberia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Set across two continents, Tiger is a sweeping story of survival and redeeming love that plunges the reader into one of the world’s last wildernesses with blistering authenticity. Frieda is a primatologist, sensitive and solitary, until a violent attack...

The Officer’s Daughter

The Officer’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Zina Rohan
  • Location(s): Germany, Poland, Siberia
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s 1940s

This is an epic wartime romance which sees a headstrong young woman face hardship, danger and dilemmas as the forces of history sweep her across continents, while two men compete to claim her heart.It is suitable for fans of...

Consolations of the Forest

Consolations of the Forest
  • Author(s): Sylvain Tesson
  • Location(s): Siberia
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2010

In Consolations of the Forest, Sylvain Tesson explains how he found a radical solution to his need for freedom, one as ancient as the experiences of the hermits of old Russia: he decided to lock himself alone in a...

Kolymsky Heights

Kolymsky Heights
  • Author(s): Lionel Davidson
  • Location(s): Siberia
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Kolymsky Heights. A frozen Siberian hell lost in endless night. The perfect location for an underground Russian research station. It’s a place so secret it doesn’t officially exist; once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one scientist...

A Cold Red Sunrise

A Cold Red Sunrise
  • Author(s): Stuart M Kaminsky
  • Location(s): Siberia
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 2nd half 20th century

One Dead Commissar At an icebound naval weather station in far Siberia, the young daughter of an exiled dies under suspicious circumstances. The high-ranking Commissar sent to investigate the mystery suffers a similar fate: he is murdered by an...

Cilka’s Journey

Cilka’s Journey
  • Author(s): Heather Morris
  • Location(s): Auschwitz/Birkenau, Siberia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

In 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly...

In Siberia

In Siberia
  • Author(s): Colin Thubron
  • Location(s): Siberia
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1990s

Thubron has written extensively about this part of the world. Post Soviet Union he decides to take public transport and explore Siberia. This is a very readable book, travelling through exotic cities, deserted villages and meets a vast array...

Nevertell

Nevertell
  • Author(s): Katharine Orton
  • Location(s): Siberia
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 2nd half 20th century

A gorgeous, snowy adventure, set in the wilds of Siberia, full of magic and wonder, for junior readers. A world of magic is only a whisper away… Born in a Soviet prison camp, Lina has never seen the world...

The Ice Master

The Ice Master
  • Author(s): Jennifer Niven
  • Location(s): Arctic, Siberia
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

The Karluk set out in 1913 in search of an undiscovered continent, with the largest scientific staff ever sent into the Arctic. Soon after, winter had begun, they were blown off course by polar storms, the ship became imprisoned...

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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