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Triomf

Triomf
  • Author(s): Marlene van Niekerk
  • Location(s): Johannesburg

Marlene van Niekerk’s multi-award winning novel “Triomf” tells the story of the four residents of 127 Martha Street in the then ‘poor white’ suburb of Triomf, built on the ruins of old Sophiatown, once the vibrant and notorious centre...

Tripping on Love

Tripping on Love
  • Author(s): Carrie Stone
  • Location(s): London, Marbella
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Twenty-something, Lizzie Saunders, has found herself newly single, newly fired and living as a Room Mate. Not quite the life plan she’d had in mind for herself. Only after securing a job at an independent travel company, does she...

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer
  • Author(s): Henry Miller
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

Miller’s groundbreaking first novel, banned in Britain for almost thirty years, now reinvigorated in a new Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition. A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930. Leaving behind a disintegrating...

Troubles

Troubles
  • Author(s): J G Farrell
  • Location(s): Ireland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1919

1919: After surviving the Great War, Major Brendan Archer makes his way to Ireland, hoping to discover whether he is indeed betrothed to Angela Spencer, whose Anglo-Irish family owns the once-aptly-named Majestic Hotel in Kilnalough. But his fiancée is...

Tulip Fever

Tulip Fever
  • Author(s): Deborah Moggach
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1630s

Set in 1630s Amsterdam, it begins with a typical Renaissance love triangle: a wealthy, elderly merchant, Cornelis Sandvoort, his beautiful but frustrated young wife Sophia and the painter who enters their life, Jan van Loos. Commissioned to paint the...

Tulip Season

Tulip Season
  • Author(s): Bharti Kirchner
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay), Seattle
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Kareena Sinha, an Indian-American domestic-violence counselor, disappears from her Seattle home. When the police dismiss suspicions that she herself was a victim of spousal abuse, her best friend, Mitra Basu, a young landscape designer, resolves to find her. Mitra’s...

Tulipomania

Tulipomania
  • Author(s): Mike Dash
  • Location(s): Netherlands
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1630s

In 1630s’ Holland thousands of people, from the wealthiest merchants to the lowest street traders, were caught up in a frenzy of buying and selling. The object of the speculation was not oil or gold, but the tulip, a...

Tune In Tokyo

Tune In Tokyo
  • Author(s): Tim Anderson
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

Tim Anderson was pushing thirty and working a string of dead-end jobs when he made the spontaneous decision to pack his bags and move to Japan, “where my status as a U.S. passport holder and card-carrying ‘American English’ speaker...

Tunisian Dreams

Tunisian Dreams
  • Author(s): Ivor Rawlinson
  • Location(s): Tunisia
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Celia, an ex-BBC journalist turned film director, is in Tunisia a year before the Arab Spring with her archaeologist boyfriend, Sam, looking for locations for her next film. She comes across a story she cannot resist. She does not...

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu
  • Author(s): Mark Adams
  • Location(s): Peru
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Mark Adams became interested in the story of Hiram Bingham after it was discovered that Bingham wasn’t actually the first to discover Machu Picchu. He then decides to follow in Bingham’s footsteps and follow his original trail. Essentially 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