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Santa Evita

Santa Evita
  • Author(s): Tomás Martinez
  • Location(s): Argentina
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1950s

Among the great corpses of our age are Lenin, Mao Tse-tung and Stalin. Mao, at least, is still on view for the masses to see, some two decades after his demise. But no corpse engendered as much intrigue as...

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School for Patriots

School for Patriots
  • Author(s): Martin Kohan
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Set during the time of the Falklands War – a shocking exposure of the moral degradation that contaminated institutions of Argentinian society A school assistant in Buenos Aires’most prestigious state school, Maria Teresa Cornejo’s job is to keep the...

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Show No Mercy

Show No Mercy
  • Author(s): Cindy Gerard
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Leaving the CIA to take a job with Black Ops, Inc., a private security and intelligence firm specializing in jobs the military and CIA will not touch, Gabriel Jones becomes involved with American journalist Jenna McMillan when she accidentally...

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Tender is the Flesh

Tender is the Flesh
  • Author(s): Augustina Bazterrica
  • Location(s): Argentina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2000s

‘This book will pull you in, take hold, and not let go until you reach the final page perhaps for longer than that. Without a doubt, my favourite read of this year’ Christina Dalcher, author of VOX ‘What a...

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The Adventures of China Iron

The Adventures of China Iron
  • Author(s): Gabriela Cabezón Cámara
  • Location(s): Argentina
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Later 19th Century

1872. The pampas of Argentina. China is a young woman eking out an existence in a remote gaucho encampment. After her no-good husband is conscripted into the army, China bolts for freedom, setting off on a wagon journey through...

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The Ambivalent Corpse

The Ambivalent Corpse
  • Author(s): Jerold Last
  • Location(s): Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
  • Era(s): The present

In the first novel in the Roger and Suzanne mystery series, private detective Roger Bowman and his girlfriend scientist Suzanne Foster find themselves traveling through Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina to solve a baffling and grotesque murder case. Parts...

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The Case of Lisandra P.

The Case of Lisandra P.
  • Author(s): Helene Gremillon
  • Location(s): Argentina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

Buenos Aires, 1987. When a beautiful young woman named Lisandra is found dead at the foot of a six-story building, her husband, a psychoanalyst, is immediately arrested for her murder. Convinced of Vittorio’s innocence, one of his patients, Eva...

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The Disappeared

The Disappeared
  • Author(s): Gloria Whelan
  • Location(s): Argentina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Silvia’s brother, Eduardo, has Disappeared, and she won’t stop fighting until she finds him. Norberto, the general’s son, is just foolish enough to help. He’ll fall in love with her, and then he’ll ask his father to set Eduardo...

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The Dutch Wife

The Dutch Wife
  • Author(s): Ellen Keith
  • Location(s): Argentina, Germany, Netherlands
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s and 1970s

Amsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration...

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The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall
  • Author(s): Budd Schulberg
  • Location(s): Argentina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Budd Schulberg’s celebrated novel of the prize ring has lost none of its power since its first publication more than fifty years ago. Crowded with unforgettable characters, it is a relentless expose of the fight racket. A modern Samson...

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

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

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Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

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Entries close 15th November 2020