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The Curse of Misty Wayfair

The Curse of Misty Wayfair
  • Author(s): Jaime Jo Wright
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1908 and early 21st century

Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin, in 1908. When clues lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience...

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The Cursing Stone

The Cursing Stone
  • Author(s): Adrian Harvey
  • Location(s): London, Glasgow, The Hebrides
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

Fergus Buchanan has led a charmed life: a doting family, a loving sweetheart and the respect of his neighbours. All is as it should be and nothing stands between him and the limitless happiness that is his destiny. But...

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The Cut Out Girl

The Cut Out Girl
  • Author(s): Bart van Es
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Biography
  • Era(s): WW2 onwards

Little Lien wasn’t taken from her Jewish parents – she was given away in the hope that she might be saved. Hidden and raised by a foster family in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation, she survived the war only...

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The Cutting

The Cutting
  • Author(s): James Hayman
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Detective Sergeant Michael McCabe moved from New York City to Portland, Maine, to escape a dark past: both the ex-wife who’d left him for an investment banker, and the tragic death of his brother, a hero cop gone bad....

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The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran

The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran
  • Author(s): Kamin Mohammadi
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): early 2000s

Kamin Mohammadi was nine years old when her family fled Iran during the 1979 Revolution. Bewildered by the seismic changes in her homeland, she turned her back on the past and spent her teenage years trying to fit in...

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The Cypriot

The Cypriot
  • Author(s): Andreas Koumi
  • Location(s): Cyprus
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

A highly topical love story, with Muslim/Christian conflict at its heart; a vivid, human evocation of a political situation that, decades on, is returning to the news as one of the EU’s greatest challenges. The Cypriot is a powerful...

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The Cypriot Agent

The Cypriot Agent
  • Author(s): J R Rogers
  • Location(s): Famagusta, Beirut, Istanbul (Constantinople), Novorossiysk
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1974

A Cold War novel of foreign intrigue. An intricate thriller of espionage and foreign intrigue, the novel turns on a Cypriot hit man hired by the CIA.

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The Dalai Lama’s Cat

The Dalai Lama’s Cat
  • Author(s): David Michie
  • Location(s): Dharamshala
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Not so much fly-on-the-wall as cat-on-the-sill, this is the warm-hearted tale of a small kitten rescued from the slums of New Delhi who finds herself in a beautiful sanctuary with sweeping views of the snow-capped Himalayas. In her exotic...

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The Dancer

The Dancer
  • Author(s): Ahmad Tohari
  • Location(s): Indonesia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

Set in the tumultuous days of the mid 1960s, “The Dancer” describes a village community struggling to adapt to a rapidly changing world. It also provides readers with a ground-level view of the political turmoil and human tragedy leading...

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The Dancer and the Thief

The Dancer and the Thief
  • Author(s): Antonio Skármeta
  • Location(s): Chile
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th century

Celebrated for his “ability to place a personal story in the context of a national upheaval and make it warm, funny and universal” (San Francisco Chronicle), renowned Chilean novelist Antonio Skármeta delivers here the story of young Ángel Santiago...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Voyages by Verse' Poetry Competition...

A poem in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

1,000 word maximum - no minimum

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 13th June 2021