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Bone China

Bone China
  • Author(s): Roma Tearne
  • Location(s): London, Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

An epic novel of love, loss and a family uprooted, set in the contrasting landscapes of war-torn Sri Lanka and immigrant London. Grace de Silva, wife of the shiftless but charming Aloysius, has five children and a crumbling marriage....

Mosquito

Mosquito
  • Author(s): Roma Tearne
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

When author Theo Samarajeeva returns to his native Sri Lanka after his wife’s death, he hopes to escape his gnawing loss amid the lush landscape of his increasingly war-torn country. But as he sinks into life in this beautiful,...

Padma and the Elephant Sutra

Padma and the Elephant Sutra
  • Author(s): W L Snowden
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fantasy
  • Era(s): 1830s

A blue moon has appeared, threatening an ancient way of life, forcing the custodians of paradise to confront nature’s greatest nemesis, humanity. A fantastical tale, rich in history and myth. Meet Padma, an unlikely champion of hope, and George,...

River of Ink

River of Ink
  • Author(s): Paul M M Cooper
  • Location(s): Polonnaruwa
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 13th Century

All Asanka knows is poetry. From his humble village beginnings in the great island kingdom of Lanka, he has risen to the prestigious position of court poet and now delights in his life of ease: composing romantic verses for...

Trouble in Nuala. The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #1

Trouble in Nuala. The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #1
  • Author(s): Harriet Steel
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1930s

TFBookClub choice for November/December 2017. More details here When Inspector Shanti de Silva moves with his English wife, Jane, to a new post in the sleepy hill town of Nuala, he anticipates a more restful life than police work...

Fatal Finds in Nuala (The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #4)

Fatal Finds in Nuala (The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #4)
  • Author(s): Harriet Steel
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1930s

In this fourth instalment of the Inspector de Silva mysteries, it is monsoon season in the Hill Country. One stormy night, a ghostly encounter on a lonely road leads de Silva into a case of murder, and a mystery...

Anil’s Ghost

Anil’s Ghost
  • Author(s): Michael Ondaatje
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Anil’s Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of a bloody civil war. Enter Anil Tissera, a young woman and forensic anthropologist born in...

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Cemetery

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Cemetery
  • Author(s): Carl Muller
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Humour
  • Era(s): 20th Century

To begin this chronicle of the funny things that have happened to him, Muller goes back to his days as a recruit in the Royal Ceylon Navy when the Queen of England came a-visiting: the saucy sailors decide to...

A Maiden’s Prayer: A Family Story Set in 1970s Sri Lanka

A Maiden’s Prayer: A Family Story Set in 1970s Sri Lanka
  • Author(s): Srianthi Perera
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Set in the Southeast Asian tropics of Sri Lanka, the story centers on an extended family trying to marry off a reluctant male relative. Berty Rajakaruna, a Jane Austenian-type of bachelor, is trying to figure out whether marriage is...

Brixton Beach

Brixton Beach
  • Author(s): Roma Tearne
  • Location(s): London, Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century to Modern

London. On a bright July morning a series of bombs brings the capital to a halt. Simon Swann, a medic from one of the large teaching hospitals, is searching frantically amongst the chaos and the rubble. All around police...

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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