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Tangerine

Tangerine
  • Author(s): Christine Mangan
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

The perfect read for fans of Daphne du Maurier and Patricia Highsmith, set in 1950s Morocco, Tangerine is a gripping psychological literary thriller. The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband...

An Echo of Scandal

An Echo of Scandal
  • Author(s): Laura Madeleine
  • Location(s): Tangier, Andalusia (Andalucía), Gibraltar
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1970s looking back to 1920s

In the dead of night, with blood on her hands, she made her escape. Accused of murder, Alejandra flees her home, escaping to the southern edge of Spain, where she faces a life of poverty and destitution. Seduced by...

Leaving Tangier

Leaving Tangier
  • Author(s): Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • Location(s): Barcelona, Tangier
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s onwards

Young Moroccans gather regularly in a seafront cafe to gaze at the lights on the Spanish coast glimmering in the distance. Azel, the protagonist, is intent on leaving in one way or another. On the brink of despair he...

Shadow of the Rock

Shadow of the Rock
  • Author(s): Thomas Mogford
  • Location(s): Gibraltar, Tangier
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

One humid summer night in Gibraltar, lawyer Spike Sanguinetti arrives home to find an old friend, Solomon Hassan, waiting on his doorstep. Solomon is on the run, accused of a brutal murder in Tangiers. He has managed to skip...

For Bread Alone

For Bread Alone
  • Author(s): Mohamed Choukri
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1952

Driven by famine from their home in the Rif, Mohamed’s family walks to Tangiers in search of a better life. But things are no better there. Eight of Mohamed’s siblings die of malnutrition and neglect, and one is killed...

Let It Come Down

Let It Come Down
  • Author(s): Paul Bowles
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Let It Come Down, with its title from Macbeth, tells the story of Dyar, a New York bank clerk who throws up his secure, humdrum job to find a reality abroad with which to identify himself, and his macabre...

Tangier Love Story

Tangier Love Story
  • Author(s): Carol Ardman
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Novella

Carol Ardman traveled to Tangier in 1970 to tend her broken heart and—she hoped—find Jane Bowles, whose writing had literally saved her. Instead she found Paul Bowles at a time when he was as lonely and searching as she...

The Last Friend

The Last Friend
  • Author(s): Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

The Last Friend, the new novel from internationally acclaimed author Tahar Ben Jelloun, winner of the 2004 International Dublin/IMPAC award, is a Rashamon-like tale of friendship and betrayal set in twentieth century Tangier. Written in Ben Jelloun’s inimitable and...

The Serpent’s Daughter

The Serpent’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Suzanne Arruda
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): contemporary

Joining her mother for a holiday in the ancient port city of Tangier, American adventuress Jade del Cameron expects their trip will be far less dangerous than her safaris in East Africa. But soon after their introduction to a...

Whitefly

Whitefly
  • Author(s): Abdelilah Hamdouchi
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

I want that gun, even if it’s in a fish’s stomach. When a fourth corpse in three days washes up in Tangier with a bullet in the chest, Detective Laafrit knows this isn t just another illegal immigrant who...

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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