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The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams
  • Author(s): Richard Flanagan
  • Location(s): Hobart
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Magical Realism
  • Era(s): Contemporary

An ember storm of a novel, this is Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan at his most moving―and astonishing―best. In a world of perennial fire and growing extinctions, Anna’s aged mother is dying―if her three children would just allow it....

The Survivors

The Survivors
  • Author(s): Jane Harper
  • Location(s): Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on a single day when a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that haunts him still resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal town he once called...

Gould’s Book of Fish

Gould’s Book of Fish
  • Author(s): Richard Flanagan
  • Location(s): Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1828

Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all the living things on the land and the fishes in the sea were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a convict in Van Dieman’s Land who...

Secrets of the Sea

Secrets of the Sea
  • Author(s): Nicholas Shakespeare
  • Location(s): Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Following the death of his parents in a car crash, eleven-year-old Alex Dove is torn from his life on a remote farm in Tasmania and sent to school in England. When he returns to Australia twelve years later, the...

Wintering

Wintering
  • Author(s): Krissy Kneen
  • Location(s): Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Jessica is a PhD candidate living in southernmost Tasmania, studying the activity of the glow worms that inhabit Winter Cave, an untouched haven she discovered herself. Aside from study and work, Jessica spends most of her time with her...

Apple Island Wife – Slow Living in Tasmania

Apple Island Wife – Slow Living in Tasmania
  • Author(s): Fiona Stocker
  • Location(s): Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Present day

What happens when you move to five acres in Tasmania on a hunch, with an alpaca-whispering husband and a feral cockerel for company? Can you eat the cockerel for dinner? Or has it got rigour mortis? Apple Island Wife...

Family Secrets

Family Secrets
  • Author(s): Liz Byrski
  • Location(s): Hobart
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

When patriarch Gerald Hawkins passes away in his Tasmanian home, after ten years of serious illness, his family experience a wave of grief and, admittedly, a surge of relief. Gerald’s dominating personality has loomed large over his wife, Connie,...

Search for the Light

Search for the Light
  • Author(s): Rosemary Noble
  • Location(s): Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1820s

A moment’s foolish mistake costs sixteen-year old Nora her freedom and her family. Sentenced to transportation she has to grow up fast to survive prison, the long journey and then life as an assigned servant in Van Diemen’s Land...

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

The Sound of One Hand Clapping
  • Author(s): Richard Flanagan
  • Location(s): Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

‘Flanagan’s enthralling and powerful novel centres on a Slovenian couple, Bojan and Maria Buloh, and their daughter Sonja. The story begins in 1954, when Sonja is three, and ends in 1990, when she is in her late thirties ....

A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home
  • Author(s): Saroo Brierley
  • Location(s): Tasmania, India, Melbourne
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Late 20th/Early 21st Century

As a five-year old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home. Five-year-old Saroo lived in a poor village in India, in a one-room hut with...

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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