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A Woman of Bangkok

A Woman of Bangkok
  • Author(s): Jack Reynolds
  • Location(s): Bangkok
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Set against a beautifully observed Thailand of the 1950s, this is the story of a young Englishman s infatuation with a dance-hall hostess named Vilai, who all Bangkok knows as The White Leopard. No ordinary prostitute, Vilai is one...

Are We Nearly There Yet?

Are We Nearly There Yet?
  • Author(s): Lucy Vine
  • Location(s): Thailand, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present

Alice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she’s still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of...

Bangkok Wakes To Rain

Bangkok Wakes To Rain
  • Author(s): Pitchaya Sudbanthad
  • Location(s): Bangkok
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 19th century to the future

In the restless city of Bangkok, there is a house. Over the last two centuries, it has played host to longings and losses past, present, and future, and has witnessed lives shaped by upheaval, memory and the lure of...

Fieldwork

Fieldwork
  • Author(s): Mischa Berlinski
  • Location(s): Northern Thailand
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A deep and rich novel set among the hill tribes of Northern Thailand. A suspense story blending anthropology and Christian missionaries, it almost feels autobiographical. The thread that keeps the book together is the main character’s, almost obsessive, attempt...

Love in the strangest of places

Love in the strangest of places
  • Author(s): M Alexander
  • Location(s): Bangkok, London, Moscow

Dan changes his mind on holiday to Bangkok. He sees the girls and the drinks and forgets about work with the rest but something is not right. He returns to London and takes the chance of redundancy when it...

The Beach

The Beach
  • Author(s): Alex Garland
  • Location(s): Bangkok, Koh Phi Phi
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

In our ever-shrinking world, where popular Western culture seems to have infected every nation on the planet, it is hard to find even a small niche of unspoiled land–forget searching for pristine islands or continents. This is the situation...

Thai Girl

Thai Girl
  • Author(s): Andrew Hicks
  • Location(s): Bangkok, Koh Chang, Koh Samet
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

When travellers Ben and Emma come to blows on the idyllic Thai island of Koh Samet, it s not long before Ben falls for Fon, a flirtatious but enigmatic beach masseuse, and is forced to come to terms with...

Bamboo Heart

Bamboo Heart
  • Author(s): Ann Bennett
  • Location(s): London, Penang, Singapore, Thailand
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s/40s and 1980s

The First in the Bamboo Trilogy. Thailand, 1943: Thomas Ellis, captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore, is a prisoner-of-war on the Death Railway. In stifling heat he endures endless days of clearing jungle, breaking stone and...

Bangkok Babylon

Bangkok Babylon
  • Author(s): Jerry Hopkins
  • Location(s): Bangkok
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction

Among these 25 profiles of amazing members of Bangkoks expatriate community who transformed themselves after leaving home are an advertising executive who photographs Bangkoks most beautiful bargirls, an insurance agent who became a modern bounty hunter, a Catholic priest...

Bangkok Days

Bangkok Days
  • Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
  • Location(s): Bangkok
  • Genre(s): Travelogue

An interesting reflection on the city, Osborne takes the reader to hidden corners of the city, introduces locals and foreigners, and generally writes a cohesive and well observed and well written, a must to have another dimension to understand...

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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