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Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons
  • Author(s): Ivan Turgenev
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th century

Considered one of Ivan Turgenev’s finest works, Fathers and Sons was the first of the great nineteenth-century Russian novels to achieve international renown. A stirring tale of generational conflict during a period of social revolution, it vividly depicts the...

Firebird

Firebird
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Wein
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Young Adult, Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2, 1940s

Nastia is no traitor. She is a daring pilot, the daughter of revolutionaries, and now, as the Second World War descends on Russia, she must fight to save the glorious Motherland. But all is not as it seems, and...

Gamayun Tales 1

Gamayun Tales 1
  • Author(s): Alexander Utkin
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Children, Fairy Tales
  • Era(s): Various

Alexander Utkin’s Gamayun Tales are fresh and modern adaptations of familiar Russian folktales, teamed with bold and beautiful illustrations. Jam-packed with stories of magical quests and talking animals, golden chests that turn into palaces and encounters with terrifying Water...

Gamayun Tales 2

Gamayun Tales 2
  • Author(s): Alexander Utkin
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Various

Enter a world of magic and adventure in this stunning series based on traditional Russian folklore. Alexander Utkin’s Gamayun Tales are fresh and modern adaptations of familiar Slavic folktales, teamed with bold and beautiful illustrations. Jam-packed with stories of...

Globetrotting for Love and Other Stories from Sakhalin Island

Globetrotting for Love and Other Stories from Sakhalin Island
  • Author(s): Ajay Kamalakaran
  • Location(s): Russia, Sakhalin
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): 2000s

A cleaning lady frustrated with the lack of manners of the occupants of the building sets out to teach them a lesson or two. Philandering ways and addiction to alcohol force a marriage to flounder and the wife to...

Hadji Murad

Hadji Murad
  • Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1850s

He is considered one of the greatest novelists in any language in all of human history, but many of Leo Tolstoy’s works remain obscure today. This short novel, published posthumously and recommended by Harold Bloom in his Western Canon,...

Hidden in Plain Sight, a British Military Agent’s Story

Hidden in Plain Sight, a British Military Agent’s Story
  • Author(s): Shirley Read-Jahn
  • Location(s): England, North America, Russia
  • Genre(s): Biography, Fiction
  • Era(s): World War Two (1940s)

When World War Two splits Fred Read-Jahn and his English bride, Molly, she is forced to face the Blitz alone while he carries out secret missions on an epic journey from London to Moscow, travelling through North America, Canada,...

Hunger

Hunger
  • Author(s): Elise Blackwell
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1941

When German troops surround Leningrad and cut off food supplies in the fall of 1941, no one imagines that the siege will last 900 long days and take hundreds of thousands of lives. As the first “hunger winter” sets...

I Was Anastasia

I Was Anastasia
  • Author(s): Ariel Lawhon
  • Location(s): Germany, Russia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

Russia, July 17, 1918 Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least...

In Memory of Memory

In Memory of Memory
  • Author(s): Maria Stepanova, Sasha Dugdale (translator)
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Autobiography/Memoirs, In Translation, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 20th century

TRANSLATED BY SASHA DUGDALE With the death of her aunt, the narrator is left to sift through an apartment full of faded photographs, old postcards, letters, diaries, and heaps of souvenirs: a withered repository of a century of life...

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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