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The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack

The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack
  • Author(s): H M Naqvi
  • Location(s): Karachi
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
  • Era(s): Modern

Abdullah, bachelor and scion of a once prominent family, awakes on the morning of his seventieth birthday and considers launching himself over the balcony. Having spent years attempting to compile a ‘mythopoetic legacy’ of his beloved Karachi, the cosmopolitan...

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The Sellout

The Sellout
  • Author(s): Paul Beatty
  • Location(s): California, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game....

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The Septembers of Shiraz

The Septembers of Shiraz
  • Author(s): Dalia Sofer
  • Location(s): Shiraz
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1979 onwards

In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything...

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The Serbian Dane

The Serbian Dane
  • Author(s): Leif Davidsen
  • Location(s): Copenhagen
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Iranian Mullahs have offered a $4 million reward to the person who carries out their fatwa, the death sentence of the internationally acclaimed author Sara Santanda. A Danish daily newspaper has in cooperation with Danish PEN Centre invited her...

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The Serpent House

The Serpent House
  • Author(s): Bea Davenport
  • Location(s): Berwick upon Tweed
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Victorian and medieval

Set in 1899, the story is about Annie and her older brother, who go to work in the eerie Hexer Hall. Soon we find that Annie can travel in time – and she ends up in the frightening medieval...

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The Serpent King

The Serpent King
  • Author(s): Jeff Zentner
  • Location(s): Tennessee
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A dark, southern gothic novel about small-town dreams, love and grief. Dill’s father is in jail for an unspeakable crime. Shunned by the neighbours in their small religious Tennessee town, Dill and his mother try to make ends meet....

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The Serpent’s Daughter

The Serpent’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Suzanne Arruda
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): contemporary

Joining her mother for a holiday in the ancient port city of Tangier, American adventuress Jade del Cameron expects their trip will be far less dangerous than her safaris in East Africa. But soon after their introduction to a...

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The Serpent’s Root

The Serpent’s Root
  • Author(s): M J Logue
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): English Civil War

After Marston Moor. After Naseby. War returns to the West Country. Book 5 in the bestselling Uncivil Wars series, featuring the adventures of Hollie Babbitt and his rebel rabble of Parliamentarian cavalry. Cornwall, 1646. Thomas Fairfax and the Army...

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The Serpentine Road

The Serpentine Road
  • Author(s): Paul Mendelson
  • Location(s): Cape Town
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Even after the release of Nelson Mandela and the promise of free elections, extremist groups terrorized South Africa, bombing churches, opening fire in bars and restaurants. Nearly twenty-five years ago, as a young Captain, Vaughn de Vries finds himself...

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The Settling Earth

The Settling Earth
  • Author(s): Rebecca Burns
  • Location(s): New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th Century

Marriage transplants Sarah thousands of miles from home; a failed love affair forces Phoebe to make drastic choices in a new environment; a sudden, shocking discovery brings Mrs Ellis to reconsider her life as an emigrant-The Settling Earth is...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

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