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Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out
  • Author(s): Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke
  • Location(s): Tulum
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re...

Gringos in Paradise

Gringos in Paradise
  • Author(s): Barry Golson
  • Location(s): Sayulita
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

“A Year in Provence” meets “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” in this lively and entertaining account of a couple’s year building their dream house in Mexico. In 2004, Barry Golson wrote an award-winning article for “AARP” magazine about...

Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate
  • Author(s): Laura Esquivel
  • Location(s): Mexico, Coahuila
  • Genre(s): Food and Drink, Romance
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, Like Water For Chocolate is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit – and...

Mexico City Noir

Mexico City Noir
  • Author(s): Paco Ignacio Taibo II
  • Location(s): Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

A collection of 12 noir short stories under the editorship of Paco Ignacio Taibo II

Narcoland

Narcoland
  • Author(s): Anabel Hernandez
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Various

The product of five years of investigative reporting, the subject of intense national controversy, and the source of death threats that forced the National Human Rights Commission to assign two full-time bodyguards to Anabel Hernández, Narcoland has been a...

Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago

Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago
  • Author(s): Douglas Cowie
  • Location(s): Chicago, Guatemala, Mexico, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s/50s

Sharp and intimate, Douglas Cowie’s reimagining of the turbulent love affair between Simone de Beauvoir and Nelson Algren asks what it means to love and be loved by the right person at the wrong time. Chicago, 1947: on a...

Tequila Sunset

Tequila Sunset
  • Author(s): Sam Hawken
  • Location(s): El Paso, Juarez
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

El Paso and Ciudad Juárez sit across the Texas / Mexico border from each other. They share streets, share industry, share crime. One gang claims territory in both: Los Aztecas. This single criminal organisation is responsible for most of...

The Consequences of Finding Daniel Morgan

The Consequences of Finding Daniel Morgan
  • Author(s): Peter J Robinson
  • Location(s): Australia, Florida, Mexico
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Present day

International Wildlife Expert, Phillip Royle, is recalled to Florida mid-flight to help find his missing former federal enforcement colleague, Daniel Morgan, soon finding Dan’s messy remains in a tiger pen. But what the hell was Dan doing there? With...

The Dead Women of Juarez

The Dead Women of Juarez
  • Author(s): Sam Hawken
  • Location(s): Juarez
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

For the setting of his first novel, Hawken, an American historian, has chosen Juarez, the border city in Mexico where hundreds, even thousands, of young women have been abducted and murdered in recent years. Most of them have been...

The Death of Baseball

The Death of Baseball
  • Author(s): Orlando Ortega-Medina
  • Location(s): Tijuana, Jerusalem, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1973; 1982

Former Little League champion Kimitake “Clyde” Koba finds strength in the belief that he is the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe as he struggles to escape the ghost of his brother and his alcoholic father. Born on Yom Kippur, teen...

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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