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The Wheel of Surya

The Wheel of Surya
  • Author(s): Jamila Gavin
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1947

A beautiful new edition of the first volume in the Surya Trilogy by Whitbread award-winning author Jamila Gavin. India, August 1947: Fleeing from their burnt-out village as civil war rages in the Punjab, Marvinder and Jaspal are separated from...

The White Shadow

The White Shadow
  • Author(s): Mona Verma
  • Location(s): Varanasi
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

THE WHITE SHADOWS, the forlorn child widows in Banaras, Brinda and Debi, fight a valiant battle against the acrimonious oddities of the society they are ostracised from and their own desires. Sia and Uday visit Banaras, the most ancient...

The Wildings

The Wildings
  • Author(s): Nilanjana Roy, Prabha Mallya (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): N/A

Something is stirring in the heart of Old Delhi… Prowling, hunting and fighting amidst the crumbling ruins of one of Delhi’s oldest neighbourhoods, are the proud Wildings. These feral cats fear no one, go where they want and do...

Things We Choose To Hide

Things We Choose To Hide
  • Author(s): Jane Riddell
  • Location(s): Florence, Delhi, Kashmir, Positano
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

After ending a long-term relationship, Rachel Grosvenor goes to stay with friends in Florence, where she meets the attractive Sicilian businessman, Tommaso. Despite her friends’ concerns, she marries him weeks later, only to learn at the end of their...

Three men on motorcycles

Three men on motorcycles
  • Author(s): Ketan Joshi
  • Location(s): Ladakh
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modernn

‘Let’s go for a ride!’ This was the clarion call for Royal Enfield riders, but where should we go? Bharathi (the wife) – She Who Must Be Obeyed – sneers at our puny destination plans and orders us to...

Three Ways to Disappear

Three Ways to Disappear
  • Author(s): Katy Yocom
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In Katy Yocom’s award-winning debut novel, Three Ways to Disappear, two families—one human, one tiger—follow parallel journeys in which the powerful drives to connect, love, and raise the next generation play out against the fact of loss and the...

Ticket to India

Ticket to India
  • Author(s): N H Senzai
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

A map, two train tickets, and a mission. These are things twelve-year-old Maya and her big sister Zara have when they set off on their own from Delhi to their grandmother’s childhood home of Aminpur, a small town in...

Tiger Skin Rug

Tiger Skin Rug
  • Author(s): Joan Haig
  • Location(s): India, London, Scotland
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

An old promise. A mysterious tiger. A magical adventure. Fly into the night with this enchanting tale of friendship, family, and what it means to find home. Lal and his brother Dilip miss home. They don’t like drizzle, midges,...

Too Young to be Old: From Clapham to Kathmandu

Too Young to be Old: From Clapham to Kathmandu
  • Author(s): Frank Kusy
  • Location(s): India, London
  • Genre(s): Humour, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1980s

When Frank starts working with old people, he reignites a young dream. And sets out to make it come true. As Frank Kusy turns 27 he is unexpectedly put in charge of an old people’s home in Clapham, South...

Towards the Within

Towards the Within
  • Author(s): Reece Willis
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Sometimes the further you distance yourself, the closer you are to the truth.What starts out as a simple trip around India soon becomes a psychological journey into the darkness of Sam’s past. One he knows there’s no running from.When...

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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