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When All Is Said

When All Is Said
  • Author(s): Anne Griffin
  • Location(s): County Meath
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

‘I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.’ At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual -though...

When Blood Runs Cold

When Blood Runs Cold
  • Author(s): Daniella Bernett
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

If the answer is a lie…The truth is murder Journalist Emmeline Kirby is reeling from the recent discovery that her parents were murdered while on assignment when she was five. She flirts with danger as she sets off on...

When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge
  • Author(s): Chanrithy Him
  • Location(s): Cambodia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1975-1979

In the Cambodian proverb, “when broken glass floats” is the time when evil triumphs over good. That time began in 1975, when the Khmer Rouge took power in Cambodia and the Him family began their trek through the hell...

When Every Road Whispers My Name

When Every Road Whispers My Name
  • Author(s): Maria Vano
  • Location(s): United States (USA), England, Greece, Hungary, Morocco, Spain
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2000-2021

One middle-aged woman with no money, three suitcases, a big dream, and a desire to see it all, sets out to live her best solo life. Calling on memories from her teen years when she lived in Rome, Italy,...

When Fishes Flew: The Story of Elena’s War

When Fishes Flew: The Story of Elena’s War
  • Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
  • Location(s): Ithaka (Ithaca)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): WW2

This first new novel in two years from the Nation’s Favourite Storyteller is a sweeping story of love and rescue – an unforgettable journey to the Greek island of Ithaca, and back in time to World War Two… Australian-Greek...

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places
  • Author(s): Le Ly Hayslip
  • Location(s): Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside...

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
  • Author(s): Judith Kerr
  • Location(s): Germany
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Fiction, Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1930s

This semi-autobiographical and unforgettable story, of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany before the start of the Second World War, now reissued with its original cover illustration in this very special edition. Michael Morpurgo called When Hitler Stole Pink...

When Hoopoes Go To Heaven

When Hoopoes Go To Heaven
  • Author(s): Gaile Parkin
  • Location(s): Swaziland (Eswatini)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Ten-year-old Benedict is feeling happy. His family’s new home in Swaziland has the most beautiful garden in the whole entire world, teeming with insects, frogs and his favourite cinnamon-coloured birds. Here, crouched in the cool shade of the lucky-bean...

When I Wake Up

When I Wake Up
  • Author(s): Jessica Jarlvi
  • Location(s): Sweden
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Anna, a much-loved teacher and mother of two, is left savagely beaten and in a coma, a police investigation is launched. News of the attack sends shock waves through her family and their small Swedish community. Anna seems...

When in Rome

When in Rome
  • Author(s): Robert Hutchinson
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Late 1900s

In the style of Bill Bryson, a fascinating and amusing, unauthorised guide to the Vatican. Discerning journalist and Catholic, Robert Hutchinson decided in 1996 to take his family to live in Rome for a year so he could explore...

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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