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The Other

The Other
  • Author(s): David Guterson
  • Location(s): Seattle
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th century

Seattle, 1972: Neil Countryman and John William Barry, two teenage boys from very different backgrounds, are at the start of an 800m race. Their lives collide for the first time, and so begins an extraordinary friendship. As they grow...

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The Other Americans

The Other Americans
  • Author(s): Laila Lalami
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): Future
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters, deeply divided...

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The Other Daughter

The Other Daughter
  • Author(s): Lauren Willig
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
  • Era(s): 1920s

Raised in a poor yet genteel household, Rachel Woodley is working in France as a governess when she receives news that her mother has died, suddenly. Grief-stricken, she returns to the small town in England where she was raised...

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The Other Daughter

The Other Daughter
  • Author(s): Shalini Boland
  • Location(s): Dorset
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Nine years ago her daughter was taken. And now she’s back. Two-and-a-half-year-old Holly is playing happily in a pink plastic playhouse, while her mother Rachel sips coffee and chats with a friend nearby. It should be an ordinary day...

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The Other Half of Augusta Hope

The Other Half of Augusta Hope
  • Author(s): Joanna Glen
  • Location(s): Burundi, England
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

At six, she’s memorising the dictionary. At seven, she’s correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi. And now that she’s an adult, Augusta has no...

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The Other Half of My Soul

The Other Half of My Soul
  • Author(s): Bahia Abrams
  • Location(s): Aleppo, Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Consistently receiving 5-star ratings, The Other Half of My Soul; is a gripping story about an American-born Syrian Jew from Brooklyn and a Syrian-born Shi-ite Muslim from Aleppo. The book raises profound questions about personal choices, commitments, responsibility, and...

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The Other Name

The Other Name
  • Author(s): Jon Fosse
  • Location(s): Norway
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

What makes us who we are? And why do we lead one life and not another? The year is coming to a close and Asle, an ageing painter and widower who lives alone on the southwest coast of Norway,...

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The Other Passenger

The Other Passenger
  • Author(s): Louise Candlish
  • Location(s): East London, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): 2019

You’re feeling pretty smug about your commute to work by riverboat. No more traffic gridlock or getting stuck on the tube in tunnels (you’re claustrophobic). Now you’ve got fresh air, an iconic Thames view, a whole lifestyle upgrade. You’ve...

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The Other People

The Other People
  • Author(s): C J Tudor
  • Location(s): England
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl’s face appear in the rear window. She mouths one word: ‘Daddy.’ It’s his five-year-old daughter, Izzy. He never sees her again. Three years later,...

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The Other Side of Freedom

The Other Side of Freedom
  • Author(s): Cynthia T Toney
  • Location(s): Louisiana
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920s

When the reward is the most costly sacrifice of all In a southern farming community in 1925, thirteen-year-old Salvatore and his Italian immigrant father become involved against their will in a crime that results in the murder of an...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020