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The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words
  • Author(s): Pip Williams
  • Location(s): Oxford
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction

In 1901, the word ‘bondmaid’ was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a garden shed in Oxford...

The Dilemma

The Dilemma
  • Author(s): B A Paris
  • Location(s): England
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It’s Livia’s 40th birthday and she’s having the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding she never had. Everyone she loves will be there except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad. But although Livia loves Marnie,...

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The Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa

The Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa
  • Author(s): Ama Ata Aidoo
  • Location(s): Ghana
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

These two witty and perceptive social dramas are sympathetic and honest explorations of the conflicts between the individualism of westernised culture and the social traditions of Africa. Both plays have been performed throughout the world.

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The Dinner Guest

The Dinner Guest
  • Author(s): Gabriela Ybarra
  • Location(s): Bilbao
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE The story goes that in my family there’s an extra dinner guest at every meal. He’s invisible, but always there. He has a plate, glass, knife and fork. Every so often...

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The Dirty South

The Dirty South
  • Author(s): John Connolly
  • Location(s): Arkansas
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1997

It is 1997, and someone is slaughtering young black women in Burdon County, Arkansas. But no one wants to admit it, not in the Dirty South. In an Arkansas jail cell sits a former NYPD detective, stricken by grief....

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The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau

The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau
  • Author(s): Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • Location(s): North East France
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

From the author of the Man Booker shortlisted His Bloody Project. Manfred Baumann is a loner. Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, he spends his evenings quietly drinking and surreptitiously observing Adèle Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress...

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The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer

The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer
  • Author(s): Joël Dicker
  • Location(s): The Hamptons
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s and 2000s

In the summer of 1994, the quiet seaside town of Orphea reels from the discovery of three murders. Confounding their superiors, two young police officers, Jesse Rosenberg and Derek Scott crack the case and identify the killer, earning themselves...

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The Disappeared

The Disappeared
  • Author(s): Gloria Whelan
  • Location(s): Argentina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Silvia’s brother, Eduardo, has Disappeared, and she won’t stop fighting until she finds him. Norberto, the general’s son, is just foolish enough to help. He’ll fall in love with her, and then he’ll ask his father to set Eduardo...

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The Disaster Tourist

The Disaster Tourist
  • Author(s): Yun Ko-Eun
  • Location(s): Vietnam, Mui
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Yona has been stuck behind a desk for years working as a programming coordinator for Jungle, a travel company specialising in package holidays to destinations ravaged by disaster. When a senior colleague touches her inappropriately she tries to complain,...

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The Displaced

The Displaced
  • Author(s): Frieda Watt
  • Location(s): Louisbourg
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 18th Century

Torn between clashing empires and contentious families, Marie Levesque fights to find a place in the unforgiving frontier of Canada. As a young woman, her life is just beginning. Her friendship with Pierre promises of something more. But the...

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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