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White Leaves of Peace

White Leaves of Peace
  • Author(s): Tracey Iceton
  • Location(s): Belfast
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 90s-present day

Northern Ireland, Good Friday, 1998. The Belfast Peace Agreement is signed, the Troubles are officially over. This should be the start of a new life for nine year-old Cian Duffy. But growing up in peace-torn Belfast is not easy...

White Lilies

White Lilies
  • Author(s): R C Bridgestock
  • Location(s): Yorkshire
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Present

The third in the D.I. Dylan series, set in Yorkshire and written by the husband and wife team who are the storyline consultants to TV’s Happy Valley and Scott & Bailey. Work continues to dictate Dylan’s life and a...

White Man’s Grave

White Man’s Grave
  • Author(s): Richard Dooling
  • Location(s): Sierra Leone
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Peace Corps volunteer Michael Killigan goes missing in West Africa, his father Randall and his best friend Boone Westfall begin separate quests to find him. Randall, a bankruptcy lawyer, is the warlord of his world, a shark in...

White Masks

White Masks
  • Author(s): Elias Khoury
  • Location(s): Lebanon
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Why was the corpse of Khalil Ahmad Jaber found in a mound of garbage? Why had this civil servant disappeared weeks before his horrific death? Who was this man? A journalist begins to piece together an answer by speaking...

White Mischief

White Mischief
  • Author(s): James Fox
  • Location(s): Nairobi
  • Genre(s): Historical, Biography
  • Era(s): 1940s

Just before 3am on January 24th, 1941, when Britain was preoccupied with surviving the Blitz, the body of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll, was discovered lying on the floor of his Buick, at a road intersection some miles outside...

White Powder

White Powder
  • Author(s): Larry B Lambert
  • Location(s): Laos
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th century

There is something intoxicating about a secret. There’s something terrifying about a shadow war. You may not know much about Laos or the world of WHITE POWDER. You aren’t supposed to. Drugs, sex, and murder combined with personal and...

White Shroud

White Shroud
  • Author(s): Antanas Škėma
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction

White Shroud is considered by many as the most important work of modernist fiction in Lithuanian. Drawing heavily on the author’s own refugee and immigrant experience, this psychological, stream-of-consciousness work tells the story of an émigré poet working as...

White Teeth

White Teeth
  • Author(s): Zadie Smith
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s-90s

This is a hilarious and poignant story of two North London families, headed by Archie and by Archie’s best friend and Samas Iqbal, a Muslim originally from Bengal. An unlikely friendship they served together in the Second World War....

White Zion

White Zion
  • Author(s): Gila Green
  • Location(s): Canada, Israel, Israel, Palestine, Palestine
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 19th century to 1990s

White Zion takes readers into the worlds of 19th century Yemen, pre-State British Mandate Israel, modern Israel and modern Canada. You will hear the voices of a young boy marveling at Israel’s first air force on his own roof,...

Whitefly

Whitefly
  • Author(s): Abdelilah Hamdouchi
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

I want that gun, even if it’s in a fish’s stomach. When a fourth corpse in three days washes up in Tangier with a bullet in the chest, Detective Laafrit knows this isn t just another illegal immigrant who...

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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