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War in Val d’Orcia: An Italian War Diary 1943-1944

War in Val d’Orcia: An Italian War Diary 1943-1944
  • Author(s): Iris Origo
  • Location(s): Tuscany, Val d'Orcia
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1940s

At the height of the Second World War, Italy was being torn apart by German armies, civil war, and the eventual Allied invasion. In a corner of Tuscany, one woman – born in England, married to an Italian –...

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Warleggan: A Novel of 1792-1793 (Poldark Book 4)

Warleggan: A Novel of 1792-1793 (Poldark Book 4)
  • Author(s): Winston Graham
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 18th Century

Cornwall 1792. Ross plunges into a highly speculative mining venture which threatens not only his family’s financial security but also his turbulent marriage to Demelza. When Ross and Elizabeth’s old attraction rekindles itself, Demelza retaliates by becoming dangerously involved...

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Warlight

Warlight
  • Author(s): Michael Ondaatje
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century (second half)

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 London, 1945. The capital is still reeling from the war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel are abandoned by their parents who leave the country on business, and are left in...

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Warrior Boy

Warrior Boy
  • Author(s): Virginia Clay
  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): contemporary

Ben and his mother, a documentary film-maker, are embarking on a trip to his father’s homeland of Kenya. Ben is terrified he won’t be accepted by his estranged Maasai family, particularly as he has a crippling and shameful fear...

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Warrior Princess

Warrior Princess
  • Author(s): Princess Kasune Zulu
  • Location(s): Zambia (Northern Rhodesia)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Princess Kasune Zulu grew up in an Africa trying to make sense of the mystery illness claiming its people. As a child, she could not know the disease that claimed the lives of her parents and baby sister would...

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Washington Black

Washington Black
  • Author(s): Esi Edugyan
  • Location(s): Barbados, Canada, London, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Historical

When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black – an eleven year-old field slave – finds himself selected as personal servant to one of these men. The eccentric Christopher ‘Titch’ Wilde is a...

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Watch Him Die

Watch Him Die
  • Author(s): Craig Robertson
  • Location(s): Glasgow, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Modn

ONLY ONE PERSON CAN SAVE YOU. AND HE WANTS YOU DEAD.  The LAPD find a man dead at home. Nothing suggests foul-play but elements of the victim’s house show that something is deeply wrong. Meanwhile, in Glasgow, DI Rachel...

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Watch Me Disappear

Watch Me Disappear
  • Author(s): Janelle Brown
  • Location(s): Desolation Wilderness
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan–a Berkeley mom with an enviable life–went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot....

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Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me
  • Author(s): Daniela Sacerdoti
  • Location(s): Scottish Highlands
  • Genre(s): Fiction

Eilidh Lawson’s life is in crisis. Years of failed fertility treatments, a cheating husband and an oppressive family have pushed her to the limits. At the end of her tether, she runs away to the one place she thinks...

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Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me
  • Author(s): Nina Lacour
  • Location(s): Northern California
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Paranormal
  • Era(s): Modern

Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes. Yes to a second chance in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below. But she hadn’t known about...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Voyages by Verse' Poetry Competition...

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

1,000 word maximum - no minimum

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 13th June 2021