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The Garden Bunches

The Garden Bunches
  • Author(s): Zeynab Salimova
  • Location(s): Azerbaijan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th century

Gunel is a young, truly loving, and devoted Azerbaijani woman. As a result of a drastic transformation of life circumstances, Gunel and her family, her husband, and their two little children need to immigrate to the United States. They...

The Garden of Evil

The Garden of Evil
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Murder and mystery set in Rome, The Garden of Evil is the sixth title in the Nic Costa series, David Hewson’s stunning Italian crime novels.

The Garden of Little Rose

The Garden of Little Rose
  • Author(s): Suzanne Snow
  • Location(s): The Hebrides
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

For love to grow, Flora will have to first dig up the past. At a hen party on the remote Scottish island of Alana, Flora is dared to ask a handsome stranger to be her plus-one for the wedding....

The Garden of Lost Secrets

The Garden of Lost Secrets
  • Author(s): A M Howell
  • Location(s): Surrey
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1916

October, 1916. Clara is sent to stay with her formidable aunt and uncle in the grounds of a country estate. Clara soon discovers that her new surroundings hold secrets: a locked room and a hidden key, and a mysterious...

The Garden of Monsters

The Garden of Monsters
  • Author(s): Lorenza Pieri
  • Location(s): Maremma
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Set in the Maremma region of Southern Tuscany, this novel tells the story of two families against the backdrop of a rapidly transforming country. The Biagini are local ranchers, while the wealthy Sanfilippi belong to Rome’s upper middle-class. When...

The Garden Party and Other Stories

The Garden Party and Other Stories
  • Author(s): Katherine Mansfield
  • Location(s): New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): late 20th century

Written during the final stages of her illness, “The Garden Party and Other Stories” is full of a sense of urgency and was Katherine Mansfield’s last collection to be published during her lifetime. The fifteen stories featured, many of...

The Gardener of Baghdad

The Gardener of Baghdad
  • Author(s): Ahmad Ardalan
  • Location(s): Baghdad
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery? Adnan leads a weary existence as a bookshop owner in modern-day, war-torn Baghdad, where bombings, corruption and assault...

The Gardens of Light

The Gardens of Light
  • Author(s): Amin Maalouf
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): AD 216 - AD 274

This is the story of Mani, a forgotten figure, but whose name is yet, paradoxically, on everyone’s lips. When using the words “Manichean” or “Manichaeism” one rarely thinks Mani, painter, doctor and Eastern philosopher of the third century, called...

The Gardens of Mars

The Gardens of Mars
  • Author(s): John Gimlette
  • Location(s): Madagascar
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Various

An improbable world beckons. We think we know Madagascar but it’s too big, too eccentric, and too impenetrable to be truly understood. If it was stretched out across Europe, the islands would reach from London to Algiers, and yet...

The Garlic Ballads

The Garlic Ballads
  • Author(s): Mo Yan
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th century

The farmers of Paradise County have been leading a hardscrabble life unchanged for generations. The Communist government has encouraged them to plant garlic, but selling the crop is not as simple as they believed. Warehouses fill up, taxes skyrocket,...

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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