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The Dancer from Khiva

The Dancer from Khiva
  • Author(s): Bibish
  • Location(s): Uzbekistan
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 20th century

An unflinchingly honest memoir, The Dancer from Khiva is a true story that offers remarkable insights into Central Asian culture through the harrowing experiences of a young girl. In a narrative that flows like a late-night confession, Bibish recounts...

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The Dancing Girl and the Turtle

The Dancing Girl and the Turtle
  • Author(s): Karen Kao
  • Location(s): Shanghai
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): First half 20th Century

A rape. A war. A society where women are bought and sold but no one can speak of shame. Shanghai 1937. Violence throbs at the heart of The Dancing Girl and the Turtle. Song Anyi is on the road...

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The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan’s Pleasure District

The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan’s Pleasure District
  • Author(s): Louise Brown
  • Location(s): Lahore
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

The dancing girls of Lahore inhabit the Diamond Market in the shadow of a great mosque. The twenty-first century goes on outside the walls of this ancient quarter but scarcely registers within. Though their trade can be described with...

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The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed
  • Author(s): Mariana Enríquez, Megan McDowell (translator)
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Contemporary

LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021 Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city thrumming with murderous intentions and morbid desires, where missing children come back from the dead and unearthed bones carry terrible curses. These brilliant, unsettling tales of...

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The Dante Club

The Dante Club
  • Author(s): Matthew Pearl
  • Location(s): Boston
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th Century

A magnificent blend of fact and fiction, a brilliantly realized paean to Dante’s continued grip on our imagination, and a captivating thriller that will surprise readers from beginning to end. Words can bleed. In 1865 Boston, the literary geniuses...

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The Daring Ladies of Lowell

The Daring Ladies of Lowell
  • Author(s): Kate Alcott
  • Location(s): Massachusetts
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th Century

Determined to forge her own destiny, Alice Barrow joins the legions of spirited young women better known as the Mill Girls. From dawn until dusk, these ladies work the looms, but the thrill of independence, change in their pockets,...

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The Dark Angel

The Dark Angel
  • Author(s): Elly Griffiths
  • Location(s): Lazio, Rome
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Dr Ruth Galloway is flattered when she receives a letter from Italian archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli, asking for her help. He’s discovered a group of bones in a tiny hilltop village near Rome but doesn’t know what to make...

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The Dark Heart of Italy

The Dark Heart of Italy
  • Author(s): Tobias Jones
  • Location(s): Italy
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Early 2000s

In 1999 Tobias Jones immigrated to Italy, expecting to discover the pastoral bliss described by centuries of foreign visitors. Instead, he found a very different country: one besieged by unfathomable terrorism and deep-seated paranoia. The Dark Heart of Italy...

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The Dark Lady

The Dark Lady
  • Author(s): Akala
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Young Adult, Historical
  • Era(s): Elizabethan era

A natural storyteller with a vision of his own, THE DARK LADY, Akala’s debut novel for teens will enthuse and entertain teenagers and young adults, showing that reading is a true super-power. A PICKPOCKET WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL GIFT A...

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The Dark Side of Love

The Dark Side of Love
  • Author(s): Rafik Schami
  • Location(s): Damascus
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century / early 2000s

A dead man hangs from the portal of St Pauls Chapel in Damascus. He was a Muslim officerand he was murdered. But when Detective Barudi sets out to interrogate the mans mysterious widow, the Secret Service takes the case...

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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