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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families
  • Author(s): Philip Gourevitch
  • Location(s): Rwanda
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1995

All at once, as it seemed, something we could have only imagined was upon us – and we could still only imagine it. This is what fascinates me most in existence: the peculiar necessity of imagining what is, in...

We’ll Always Have Parrots

We’ll Always Have Parrots
  • Author(s): Donna Andrews
  • Location(s): Virginia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): early 2000s

Meg Langslow knew the fan convention for her actor-boyfriend’s hit television series was going to be the ultimate in weird. But she came along because she figured Michael could use an occasional dose of sanity-and because it was an...

We, the Survivors

We, the Survivors
  • Author(s): Tash Aw
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A murderer’s confession – devastating, unblinking, poignant, unforgettable – which reveals a story of class, education and the inescapable workings of destiny. Ah Hock is an ordinary, uneducated man born in a Malaysian fishing village and now trying to...

Weather

Weather
  • Author(s): Jenny Offill
  • Location(s): United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Current

‘What are you afraid of, he asks me and the answer of course is dentistry, humiliation, scarcity, then he says what are your most useful skills? People think I’m funny’ Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian...

Weaving a French Life: An Australian story

Weaving a French Life: An Australian story
  • Author(s): Catherine Berry
  • Location(s): France, Australia
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Current

‘Weaving a French Life: An Australian story’ is a sequel to Catherine’s memoir ‘But you are in France, Madame.’ Seven years have passed since Catherine returned to Australia with her family after their French adventure. Has she been able...

Web of Evil

Web of Evil
  • Author(s): J A Jance
  • Location(s): Arizona
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Hopping mad after her termination from a high-profile anchor job, Ali Reynolds returns to her Arizona hometown and vents her outrage on a personal blog, but when her estranged husband is found dead in Palm Springs, Ali finds herself...

Wedding Cake to Turin

Wedding Cake to Turin
  • Author(s): Lynda Renham
  • Location(s): Turin (Torino)
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): 2000s

Weep Not, Child

Weep Not, Child
  • Author(s): Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Weep Not, Child is a moving novel about the effects of the Mau Mau uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one family in particular. Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a garbage heap...

Weep Not, Refugee

Weep Not, Refugee
  • Author(s): Marie-Thérèse Toyi
  • Location(s): Burundi
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

The book is a novel on the problems of refugees from Burundi. Kigeme, a Burundian secondary school girl, must flee to Wirodi for her safety, due to the outbreak of the Hutu- Tutsi war in Burundi. On her way...

Welcome to Lagos

Welcome to Lagos
  • Author(s): Chibundu Onuzo
  • Location(s): Nigeria, Lagos
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows it is time to desert his post. As he travels toward Lagos with Yemi, his junior officer, and into the heart of a political scandal involving...

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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