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On All Fronts

On All Fronts
  • Author(s): Clarissa Ward
  • Location(s): Russia, China, Syria
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 21st Century

“On All Fronts takes the reader on a riveting journey of storytelling. . . From Russia to China to Syria, navigate the most intense of human experiences while finding the tools to stay emotional.”–Lynsey Addario, author of It’s...

The Wolf Wilder

The Wolf Wilder
  • Author(s): Katherine Rundell
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 20th century

Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell… From the winner of the Costa Children’s Book Prize ‘A writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination’ – Philip Pullman ‘Read everything she writes’ – Daily Mail Feodora and...

The House with Chicken Legs

The House with Chicken Legs
  • Author(s): Sophie Anderson
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019. Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019. Shortlisted for Children’s Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019. Marinka dreams...

The Wolf Princess

The Wolf Princess
  • Author(s): Cathryn Constable
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Alone in the world, Sophie dreams of being someone special, but she could never have imagined this … On a school trip to Russia, Sophie and her two friends find themselves on the wrong train. They are rescued by...

The Raven’s Children

The Raven’s Children
  • Author(s): Yulia Yakovleva
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1938

Russia in 1938 is a place of great terror. Joseph Stalin is in charge. His Secret Police are everywhere, searching for anyone who might be his enemy. People have no idea who they can trust. Seven-year-old Shura doesn’t know...

Spies in St. Petersburg

Spies in St. Petersburg
  • Author(s): Katherine Woodfine
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): early 21st

With Sophie still missing in action after their explosive mission in Paris, Lil decides to take matters into her own hands. On a new mission for the Secret Service Bureau, can Lil find Sophie in misty, mysterious St Petersburg?...

The Tzar’s Curious Runaways

The Tzar’s Curious Runaways
  • Author(s): Robin Scott-Elliot
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1725

A magical, captivating tale of adventure set in imperial Russia. St Petersburg, Russia 1725. Katinka Dashkova is running for her life because everything she knows is changing. Katinka, a dazzling ballerina with a hunched back, and her friends Alexei...

Nevertell

Nevertell
  • Author(s): Katharine Orton
  • Location(s): Siberia
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 2nd half 20th century

A gorgeous, snowy adventure, set in the wilds of Siberia, full of magic and wonder, for junior readers. A world of magic is only a whisper away… Born in a Soviet prison camp, Lina has never seen the world...

A Journey into Russia

A Journey into Russia
  • Author(s): Jens Mühling
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

Ten years ago journalist Jens Muhling met Juri, a Russian television producer whose job it was to sell stories to TV stations in Germany but who always maintained that ‘The true stories are more unbelievable than anything I could...

The Book of Anna

The Book of Anna
  • Author(s): Carmen Boullosa
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

Saint Petersburg, 1905. Behind the gates of the Karenin Palace, Sergei, son of Anna Karenina, meets Tolstoy in his dreams and finds reminders of his mother everywhere: the vivid portrait that the tsar intends to acquire and the opium-infused...

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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