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Voices of the Lost

Voices of the Lost
  • Author(s): Hoda Barakat
  • Location(s): Middle East
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In an unnamed country torn apart by war, six strangers are compelled to share their darkest secrets. Taking pen to paper, each character attempts to put in writing what they can’t bring themselves to say to the person they...

Void Moon

Void Moon
  • Author(s): Michael Connelly
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A brilliant, high-tension thriller set in the glittery, surreal worlds of Las Vegas casinos, from the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER. A young woman finds herself caught up in a heist which may cost her the one thing...

Voss

Voss
  • Author(s): Patrick White
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th century

Set in nineteenth-century Australia, Voss is the story of the secret passion between an explorer and a naïve young woman. Although they have met only on a few occasions, Voss and Laura are joined by overwhelming, obsessive feelings for...

Votes for Women: Cheltenham and the Cotswolds

Votes for Women: Cheltenham and the Cotswolds
  • Author(s): Sue Jones
  • Location(s): Cheltenham, The Cotswolds
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

In 1918, after years of campaigning, many British women over the age of 30 gained a parliamentary vote. Cheltenham was the hub of activity in the Cotswolds, and before the First World War it had a number of vigorous...

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk
  • Author(s): Natasha Farrant
  • Location(s): England, France
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): WW2

The second sensational middle-grade standalone that follows an epic voyage from England to France in the aftermath of WW1, from the bestselling author of The Children of Castle Rock. In the aftermath of World War One, everyone is trying...

Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black

Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black
  • Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick, Alexis Deacon (Illustrator), Julian Sedgwick
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): World War 2

A lyrical and dreamlike story of two brothers in conflict amidst the devastation of WWII London. Harry Black wakes in hospital to learn that his brother Ellis has almost certainly been killed by a V2 rocket falling during a...

Waiting

Waiting
  • Author(s): Ha Jin
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th century

“In Waiting, Ha Jin portrays the life of Lin Kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the New China of the Cultural Revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his...

Waiting

Waiting
  • Author(s): Goretti Kyomuhendo
  • Location(s): Uganda
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Set in the seventies during the last year of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s brutal, often surreal rule, Waiting evokes the fear and courage of a small close-knit society uncertain of what the edicts of a madman or the marauding...

Waiting for an Angel

Waiting for an Angel
  • Author(s): Helon Habila
  • Location(s): Lagos
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Lomba is a young journalist living in Lagos under Nigeria’s brutal military regime. His mind is full of soul music and girls and the novel he’s writing. Yet when his room-mate goes mad and is beaten up by soldiers,...

Waiting for Gordo

Waiting for Gordo
  • Author(s): Sue Knight
  • Location(s): The Maldives
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Miranda arrives in an ocean paradise with husband Jim and most of the usual group for their annual dive holiday. Their daughter is grown up and living on the other side of the world. She and Jim have no...

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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