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The Fate of an Emperor (Overlord #2)

The Fate of an Emperor (Overlord #2)
  • Author(s): J D Smith
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 3rd Century

My name is Zabdas: a brother, protector, soldier and sacrifice. I am a defender of Syria. I shall tell you the story of my beloved Zenobia: fearless woman, determined wife, Warrior Queen of Palmyra … Seventy-thousand Roman soldiers have...

The Father-Daughter Club

The Father-Daughter Club
  • Location(s): Scotland, Athens, Hydra, Lake Garda
  • Era(s): Contemporary

This book won an IPPY Bronze Medal in 2016, in the Best Regional Fiction Europe, category. David and Elizabeth Fredericks are spending a month away from their home in Eastern Scotland. Traveling through Greece and Italy, they plan to...

The Fatherland Files

The Fatherland Files
  • Author(s): Volker Kutscher
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

July 1932. When a drowned man is found in a freight elevator in Haus Vaterland, the giant pleasure palace on Potsdamer Platz, Inspector Gereon Rath is called in to investigate. It’s not that Rath hasn’t problems enough. His hunt...

The Fault

The Fault
  • Author(s): Kitty Sewell
  • Location(s): Gibraltar
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Chilling thriller set on Gibraltar – at the heart of The Rock are secret tunnels, hard to navigate and even harder to escape. Sebastian is a civil engineering prodigy and his latest project is his most ambitious to date:...

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
  • Author(s): John Green
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid...

The Favourite Game

The Favourite Game
  • Author(s): Leonard Cohen
  • Location(s): Montreal
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

This warm and lyrical semi-autobiographical first novel by singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen charts the coming of age of Lawrence Breavman, the only son of a Jewish Montreal family. ‘Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal....

The Feast

The Feast
  • Author(s): Margaret Kennedy
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1947

Cornwall, Midsummer 1947. Pendizack Manor Hotel has just been buried in the rubble of a collapsed cliff. Seven guests have perished, but what brought this strange assembly together for a moonlit feast before this Act of God – or...

The Feast of Love

The Feast of Love
  • Author(s): Charles Baxter
  • Location(s): Michigan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

The Feast of Love is a sumptuous work of fiction about the thing that most distracts and delights us. In a re-imagined A Midsummer Night’s Dream, men and women speak of and desire their ideal mates; parents seek out...

The Feline Plague

The Feline Plague
  • Author(s): Maja Novak
  • Location(s): Slovenia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A deftly written novel brimming with magical realist touches, The Feline Plague tells the story of Ira, a Slovenian child who discovers early the cruelty of the adult world—particularly the mistreatment of animals. Ira struggles to reconcile her life...

The Feral Detective

The Feral Detective
  • Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer on the eastern edge of Los Angeles. She’s looking for her friend’s missing daughter, Arabella, and hires Heist – a laconic loner who keeps his pet opossum in a...

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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