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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...

A Single Breath

A Single Breath
  • Author(s): Lucy Clarke
  • Location(s): Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

The deeper the water, the darker the secrets There were so many times I thought about telling you the truth, Eva. What stopped me was always the same thing… When Eva’s husband Jackson tragically drowns, she longs to meet...

Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires
  • Author(s): Poppy Gee
  • Location(s): Bay of Fires
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Deep in a national park on the east coast of Tasmania, the Bay of Fires is an idyllic holiday community. There are no more than a dozen shacks beside the lagoon – and secrets are hard to keep: the...

Deep South

Deep South
  • Author(s): Ralph Crane & Danielle Wood (editors)
  • Location(s): Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

This handsome collection, the first to bring together the finest stories about Tasmania, includes works by notable early Australian writers, such as Marcus Clarke and Tasma: internationally renowned practitioners, like Hal Porter, Carmel Bird and Nicholas Shakespeare: and a...

English Passengers

English Passengers
  • Author(s): Matthew Kneale
  • Location(s): Isle of Man, Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1800s

Captain Illiam Quillian Kewley wants only to smuggle a little tobacco, brandy and French pornography from the Isle of Mann to a secluded beach in England. Yet somehow in the process he and his crew end up weighing anchor...

Freycinet

Freycinet
  • Author(s): Melanie Calvert
  • Location(s): Freycinet
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Freycinet is about obsessive love and cruel murder in the Tasmanian wilderness, as Ginny O’Byrne experiences disturbing visions of torturous fates for two missing young women. In Freycinet (pronounced Frey-sin-ay), Ginny is simultaneously enchanted but also strangely horrified by...

The Hunter

The Hunter
  • Author(s): Julia Leigh
  • Location(s): Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

The hunter arrives in an isolated community in the Tasmanian wilderness with a single purpose in mind: to find the last thylacine, the tiger of fable, fear and legend. The man is in the employ of the mysterious ‘Company’,...

The Lightkeeper’s Wife

The Lightkeeper’s Wife
  • Author(s): Karen Viggers
  • Location(s): Bruny Island, Tasmania
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Mary lives in Hobart, and is triggered into going to Bruny Island, where she once lived with her husband, the lighthouse keeper there. Her decision, in her dying days, prompts division within her own family, yet her trip has...

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...

Wanting

Wanting
  • Author(s): Richard Flanagan
  • Location(s): Flinders Island
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1830s onward

It is 1839, a preacher is looking after a small group of Aborigines, who have come from Tasmania, formerly Van Diemen’s Land.the Aborigines have all been guided into taking up”Western” notions, from dress to food. He is appalled by...

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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