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The Committed

The Committed
  • Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1981

The long-awaited new novel from one of America’s most highly regarded contemporary writers, The Committed follows the Sympathizer as he arrives in Paris as a refugee. There he and his blood brother Bon try to escape their pasts and...

The Commoner

The Commoner
  • Author(s): John Burnham Schwartz
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1959 - 1989

In this national bestseller from the author of Reservation Road, a young woman, Haruko, becomes the first nonaristocratic woman to penetrate the Japanese monarchy. When she marries the Crown Prince of Japan in 1959, Haruko is met with cruelty...

The Companion

The Companion
  • Author(s): Sarah Dunnakey
  • Location(s): Yorkshire
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1930s and modern day

Précis Courtesy of Goodreads: 1932 – Twelve-year-old Billy Shaw lives in a palace. Potter’s Pleasure Palace – the best entertainment venue this side of the Pennines, complete with dancing and swing-boats and picnickers and a roller-skating rink. Billy’s ma...

The Composition

The Composition
  • Author(s): Antonio Skármeta
  • Location(s): Chile
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

In a village in Chile, Pedro and Daniel are two typical nine-year-old boys. Up until Daniel’s father gets arrested, their biggest worry had been how to improve their soccer skills. Now, they are thrust into a situation where they...

The Concubine

The Concubine
  • Author(s): Elechi Amadi
  • Location(s): Nigeria
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Ihuoma, a beautiful young widow, has the admiration of the entire community in which she lives, and especially of the hunter Ekwueme. But their passion is fated and jealousy, a love potion and the closeness of the spirit world...

The Concubine’s Daughter

The Concubine’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Pai Kit Fai
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 20th century

Lotus Feet. He would give his daughter the dainty feet of a courtesan. This would enhance her beauty and her price, making her future shine like a new coin. He smiled to himself, pouring fresh tea. And it would...

The Concubine’s Secret

The Concubine’s Secret
  • Author(s): Kate Furnivall
  • Location(s): China, Moscow
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920s

China, 1929. For years Lydia Ivanova believed her father was killed by the Bolsheviks. But when she learns he is captive in Stalin-controlled Russia, the fiery-haired girl is willing to leave everything behind – even her Chinese lover, Chang...

The Confession Club

The Confession Club
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Berg
  • Location(s): Missouri
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

An uplifting novel about friendship, surprising revelations, and a second chance at love, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Story of Arthur Truluv. When a group of friends in Mason, Missouri, decide to start a monthly...

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

The Confessions of Frannie Langton
  • Author(s): Sara Collins
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1820s

The Costa Book Awards First Novel Winner 2019 1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Frannie Langton, maid to Mr and Mrs Benham, goes on...

The Confessions of Nat Turner

The Confessions of Nat Turner
  • Author(s): William Styron
  • Location(s): Virginia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1831

In 1831 Nat Turner awaits death in a Virginia jail cell. He is a slave, a preacher, and the leader of the only effective slave revolt in the history of ‘that peculiar institution’. William Styron’s ambitious and stunningly accomplished...

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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