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The Intercept

The Intercept
  • Author(s): Dick Wolf
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Days before the July Fourth holiday and the dedication of One World Trade Center at Ground Zero, an incident aboard a commercial jet reminds everyone involved that vigilance saves lives. But New York Police detective Jeremy Fisk—from the department’s...

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Object Lessons

Object Lessons
  • Author(s): Anna Quindlen
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

It is the 1960s, in suburban New York City, and twelve-year-old Maggie Scanlan begins to sense that despite the calm surface of her peaceful life, everything is going strangely wrong. When her all-powerful grandfather is struck down by a...

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The Devil’s Dice

The Devil’s Dice
  • Author(s): Roz Watkins
  • Location(s): The Peak District
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A SHOCKING DEATH – A lawyer is found dead in a Peak District cave, his face ribboned with scratches. A SINISTER MESSAGE – Amidst rumours of a local curse, DI Meg Dalton is convinced this is cold-blooded murder. There’s...

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The Execution

The Execution
  • Author(s): Dick Wolf
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Soon after the Mexican presidential election, twenty-three bodies are discovered beheaded on the United States border, each marked with a unique symbol – a carving of a hummingbird. Detective Cecilia Garza of the Mexican intelligence agency recognizes it as...

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Kaaterskill Falls

Kaaterskill Falls
  • Author(s): Allegra Goodman
  • Location(s): Kaaterskill, New York State
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1976

In the summer of ’76, the Shulmans and the Melishes migrate to Kaaterskill, the tiny town in upstate New York where Orthodox Jews and Yankee year-rounders live side by side from June through August. Elizabeth Shulman, a devout follower...

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Here Is New York

Here Is New York
  • Author(s): E B White
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1948

Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E.B. White’s stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures. The New York Times has named Here is New York one of the ten...

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Ragtime

Ragtime
  • Author(s): E L Doktorow
  • Location(s): New Rochelle, New York State
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1900 - 1914

Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century & the First World War. The story...

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Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl
  • Author(s): Meg Cabot
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Meet Kate Mackenzie. She: – works for the T.O.D. (short for Tyrannical Office Despot, also known as Amy Jenkins, Director of the Human Resources Division at the New York Journal) – is sleeping on the couch because her boyfriend...

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Beneath the Darkening Sky

Beneath the Darkening Sky
  • Author(s): Majok Tulba
  • Location(s): Sudan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

On the day that Obinna’s village is savagely attacked by the rebel army and his father murdered, he witnesses violence beyond his imagination. Along with his older brother he finds himself thrown into a truck when the soldiers leave,...

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The Boy Who Wouldn’t Die

The Boy Who Wouldn’t Die
  • Author(s): David Nyuol Vincent
  • Location(s): South Sudan
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2004

The inspiring story of David Nyuol Vincent, a Sudanese refugee who survived famine, wars, and fifteen years in camps to find a new life in Australia. David Nyuol Vincent was a little boy when he fled southern Sudan with his father,...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020