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The Bridge of Years

The Bridge of Years
  • Author(s): May Sarton
  • Location(s): Belgium
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920s and 1930s

This novel, first published in 1946, is one of May Sarton’s earliest and, some critics think, one of her best. It takes place during the years between the world wars and explores the life of a Belgian family, the...

The Bridge on the Drina

The Bridge on the Drina
  • Author(s): Ivo Andrić
  • Location(s): Croatia
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 16th century to WW1

The Bridge on the Drina is a vivid depiction of the suffering history has imposed upon the people of Bosnia from the late 16th century to the beginning of World War I. As we seek to make sense of...

The Bridge Over the River Kwai

The Bridge Over the River Kwai
  • Author(s): Pierre Boulle
  • Location(s): Burma (Myanmar)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1942

1942: Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one...

The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County
  • Author(s): Robert James Waller
  • Location(s): Winterset
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): 1950s

The story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for the fulfillment of a girlhood dream, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY gives voice...

The Brief

The Brief
  • Author(s): Simon Michael
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960s

Charles Holborne, ne Horowitz, is an East End boy with a past – an ex-boxer and ex-criminal – who becomes a West End boy when he qualifies as a barrister. Now he’s trapped between two worlds and fits in...

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • Author(s): Junot Díaz
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, Oscar’s sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. With dazzling energy and insight Díaz...

The Bright & the Pale

The Bright & the Pale
  • Author(s): Jessica Rubinkowski
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): N/A

Debut author Jessica Rubinkowski delivers the thrilling first book in an epic Russian folklore–inspired fantasy duology filled with page-turning romance, tragedy, magic, and monsters. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sara Raasch! Seventeen-year-old Valeria is one of the...

The Bright Lands

The Bright Lands
  • Author(s): John Fram
  • Location(s): Bentley, Texas
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The town of Bentley holds two things dear: its football, and its secrets. But when star quarterback Dylan Whitley goes missing, an unremitting fear grips this remote corner of Texas. Joel Whitley was shamed out of conservative Bentley ten...

The Brighton Mermaid

The Brighton Mermaid
  • Author(s): Dorothy Koomson
  • Location(s): Brighton, England
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1993 and present day

Brighton Beach, 1993 Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks...

The Broken Horizon

The Broken Horizon
  • Author(s): Catherine M Byrne
  • Location(s): The Orkneys
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1900s

Chrissie Reid, a young battered wife living on a small Orkney island in 1906 finally turns on her husband, Jack. After a particularly brutal attack, she is driven to offering him poison. With no memory of that night, she...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

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

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021