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The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians

The Crossing Place: A Journey Among the Armenians
  • Author(s): Philip Marsden
  • Location(s): Armenia
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 20th century

After centuries of prominence as a world power, Armenia has withstood every attempt during the 20th century to destroy it. With a name redolent both of dim antiquity and of a modern world and its tensions, the Armenians founded...

The Crossing Places

The Crossing Places
  • Author(s): Elly Griffiths
  • Location(s): Norfolk
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

No. 1 in the Dr Ruth Galloway series WINNER OF THE 2016 CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY. A child’s bones are discovered on the windswept Norfolk marshes. Believing them to be ancient, the police call in Dr Ruth Galloway,...

The Crossing: My journey to the shattered heart of Syria

The Crossing: My journey to the shattered heart of Syria
  • Author(s): Samar Yazbek
  • Location(s): Syria
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Journalist Samar Yazbek was forced into exile by Assad’s regime. When the uprising in Syria turned to bloodshed, she was determined to take action and secretly returned several times. The Crossing is her rare, powerful and courageous testament to...

The Crossway

The Crossway
  • Author(s): Guy Stagg
  • Location(s): Europe, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Turkey
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2013

Winner – Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year 2019. ‘Moving and thought-provoking’ Observer ‘An extraordinary travelogue, strange and brilliant’ i ‘A beguiling portrait of one young man’s search into the hidden corners of Europe’ Sunday Times In 2013...

The Crow Eaters

The Crow Eaters
  • Author(s): Bapsi Sidhwa
  • Location(s): Lahore
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): late 19th century

Seeking fortune and opportunity, Faredoon ‘Freddy’ Junglewalla and his family – his pregnant wife, infant daughter, and burdensome mother-in-law – move from their ancestral village in rural India to the bustling metropolis of Lahore. Welcomed by the small but...

The Crow Girl

The Crow Girl
  • Author(s): Erik Axl Sund
  • Location(s): Stockholm
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It starts with just one body – the hands bound, the skin covered in marks. Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg is determined to find out who is responsible, despite opposition from her superiors. When two more bodies are discovered, it...

The Crow: Temple of Night

The Crow: Temple of Night
  • Author(s): S P Somtow
  • Location(s): Bangkok
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): early 21st century

The Eternal One At our human limits, when we’ve gone as for as flesh and imagination can take us, we meet the Eternal One. The Crow. His alabaster delicate features tell of his ivory goddess ancestry. Immemorially old, and...

The Crown’s Game

The Crown’s Game
  • Author(s): Evelyn Skye
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th century

Vika Andreyev can summon the snow and turn ash into gold.Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air.They are enchanters the only two in Russia and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening,...

The Cruellest Journey: 600 Miles By Canoe To The Legendary City Of Timbuktu

The Cruellest Journey: 600 Miles By Canoe To The Legendary City Of Timbuktu
  • Author(s): Kira Salak
  • Location(s): Mali, Timbuktu
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘In the beginning, my journeys feel at best ludicrous, at worst insane. This one is no exception.’ Kira Salak recently became the first person to successfully canoe 600 miles down the River Niger from Old Ségou to Timbuktu –...

The Crusaders

The Crusaders
  • Author(s): Richard T Kelly
  • Location(s): Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

It is set in Newcastle in 1996 and follows a young Anglican clergyman who returns to his native North East to plant a new church in a deprived area and the interesting characters he meets in the process. As...

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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