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Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust

Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust
  • Author(s): Pamela Allegretto
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Mordern day

Venice sets the stage for a diamond caper gone wrong, where everyone is someone else, and no one can be trusted. During her Venetian trip to participate in an international art exhibition, Carla Romano brings along her deceased friend’s...

Dream of Venice

Dream of Venice
  • Author(s): JoAnn Locktov (Editor), Frances Mayes
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction, Photography
  • Era(s): 21st Century

The mysterious allure of the ancient floating city of Venice is captured in this book of evocative photography and beguiling words of a diverse group of contemporary Venetophiles. The luminous photographs, in both color and black and white, compliment...

Dream of Venice Architecture

Dream of Venice Architecture
  • Author(s): JoAnn Locktov (Editor), Richard J Goy
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Photography, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Dream of Venice Architecture is an intimate journey through the remarkable Venetian urban landscape. A cadre of 36 notable international architects and architectural writers explore the elements that make Venice unique in the world. Dream of Venice Architecture reveals...

Dream of Venice in Black and White

Dream of Venice in Black and White
  • Author(s): JoAnn Locktov (Editor), Tiziano Scarpa
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction, Photography
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Dream of Venice in Black and White reveals Venice as a narrative in chiaroscuro. Over 50 photographers have documented the city to create a visual legacy of elegant realism in light and shadow. The acclaimed Italian author Tiziano Scarpa...

Falling in Love

Falling in Love
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

In Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon’s first novel in the Commissario Brunetti series, readers were introduced to the glamorous and cut-throat world of opera and to one of Italy’s finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli. Now, many years later, Flavia...

The Garden of Angels

The Garden of Angels
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Historical, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1940s, 1990s, and contemporary

At his beloved Nonno Paolo’s deathbed, fifteen-year-old Nico receives a gift that will change his life forever: a yellowing manuscript which tells the haunting, twisty tale of what really happened to his grandfather in Nazi-occupied Venice in 1943. The...

The Mascherari

The Mascherari
  • Author(s): Laura Rahme
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 15th century

In this tale of mystery and the supernatural, Laura Rahme evokes a Venice long forgotten. From the dark sottoporticos of the Arsenal, to the wealthy mansions of Castello, and deep within the secret passages of the Ducal Palace, The...

Titian’s Boatman

Titian’s Boatman
  • Author(s): Victoria Blake
  • Location(s): London, New York City (NYC), Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 16th Century and 2011

It is 1576 and Venice is in chaos, ravaged by plague and overrun by crime. In the midst of the anarchy we find those brave souls who have chosen not to flee the city. Titian, most celebrated of Venetian...

Vengeance in Venice

Vengeance in Venice
  • Author(s): Philip Gwynne Jones
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Murder is the deadliest art . . . An invitation to an exclusive event during the Venetian Biennale gives Honorary Consul Nathan Sutherland the perfect chance to drink prosecco in the sunshine and meet some of the greats of...

Venice

Venice
  • Author(s): Cees Nooteboom
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Literary Travel
  • Era(s): From 1960s onwards

With this treasury of his time spent in Venice over a period of fifty-five years, Nooteboom makes himself the indispensable companion for all lovers of “the sailing, amphibious city”, and for every new visitor. Because he is a master...

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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