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A Girl Returned

A Girl Returned
  • Author(s): Donatella Di Pietrantonio
  • Location(s): Italy
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

“I was the Arminuta, the girl returned. I spoke another language, I no longer knew who I belonged to. The word ‘mama’ stuck in my throat like a toad. And, nowadays, I really have no idea what kind of...

A House called Askival

A House called Askival
  • Author(s): Merryn Glover
  • Location(s): Mussoorie
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Partition to modern

James Connor is a man who, burdened with guilt following a tragic event in his youth, has dedicated his life to serving India. Ruth Connor is his estranged daughter who, as a teenager, always knew she came second to...

A House Without Windows

A House Without Windows
  • Author(s): Nadia Hashimi
  • Location(s): Afghanistan, Kabul
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Current

A vivid, unforgettable story of an unlikely sisterhood—an emotionally powerful and haunting tale of friendship that illuminates the plight of women in a traditional culture—from the author of the bestselling The Pearl That Broke Its Shell...

A Little Bit One O’clock

A Little Bit One O’clock
  • Author(s): William Ingram
  • Location(s): Bali
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

This book has, in its own way, garnered a bit of a cult following. It is an intelligent and light hearted account of one couple living within the bosom of a Balinese family. It really offers little insights into...

A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home
  • Author(s): Saroo Brierley
  • Location(s): Tasmania, India, Melbourne
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Late 20th/Early 21st Century

As a five-year old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home. Five-year-old Saroo lived in a poor village in India, in a one-room hut with...

A Single Light

A Single Light
  • Author(s): Patricia Leslie
  • Location(s): Sydney
  • Genre(s): Urban Fantasy
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In the bush, south of Sydney, among the beach goers, walkers and picnickers, a menace grows. The mysterious Bledray monsters are preparing for a Gathering; a feast of epic proportions. Only the Afflür Hunter and Guardians can stop them,...

A Single Thread

A Single Thread
  • Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
  • Location(s): Winchester
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1930s

It is 1932, and the’ losses of the First World War are still keenly felt. Violet Speedwell, mourning for both her fianc’ and her brother and regarded by society as a’ surplus woman’ unlikely to marry, resolves to escape...

A Time of Gifts

A Time of Gifts
  • Author(s): Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Location(s): Europe
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1930s

Walking from the Hoek of Holland to Rotterdam, through Europe, Munich to the Danube – beautifully observed, an absolute classic.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Betty Smith
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

This is a New York classic about a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, evocative of this area of New York (Williamsburg) and describes the experience of people immigrating into the city.

A Woman of Bangkok

A Woman of Bangkok
  • Author(s): Jack Reynolds
  • Location(s): Bangkok
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Set against a beautifully observed Thailand of the 1950s, this is the story of a young Englishman s infatuation with a dance-hall hostess named Vilai, who all Bangkok knows as The White Leopard. No ordinary prostitute, Vilai is one...

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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