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Such a Long Journey

Such a Long Journey
  • Author(s): Rohinton Mistry
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Swimming Lessons and other stories from Firozsha Baag

Swimming Lessons and other stories from Firozsha Baag
  • Author(s): Rohinton Mistry
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): 1980s

The Color of Our Sky

The Color of Our Sky
  • Author(s): Amita Trasi
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

In the spirit of Khaled Hosseini, Nadia Hashimi and Shilpi Somaya Gowda comes this powerful debut from a talented new voice a sweeping, emotional journey of two childhood friends in Mumbai, India, whose lives converge only to change forever...

The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey
  • Author(s): Richard C Morais
  • Location(s): Paris, French Alps, Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

“Slumdog Millionaire meets Ratatouille” (The New York Times Book Review) in this “delicious fairytale-like read” (NPR) about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste. Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan Haji first experienced life through...

The Nidhi Kapoor Story

The Nidhi Kapoor Story
  • Author(s): Saurabh Garg
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Nidhi Kapoor is a very successful, second-generation film star. She is the daughter of the great Nishant Kapoor, who came out of nowhere to become the first real superstar in the 80s. The day before she is to start...

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown
  • Author(s): Vaseem Khan
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

For centuries the Koh-i-Noor diamond has set man against man and king against king. Now part of the British Crown Jewels, the priceless gem is a prize that many have killed to possess. So when the Crown Jewels go...

The Rules of Arrangement

The Rules of Arrangement
  • Author(s): Anisha Bhatia
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Current

Zoya Sahni has a great education, a fulfilling job and a loving family (for the most part). But she is not the perfect Indian girl. She’s overweight, spunky and dark-skinned in a world that prizes the slim, obedient and...

The Shadows of Men

The Shadows of Men
  • Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1920s

Wyndham and Banerjee Book 5   Calcutta, 1923. When a Hindu theologian is found murdered in his home, the city is on the brink of all-out religious war. Can officers of the Imperial Police Force, Captain Sam Wyndham and...

The Song of Kahunsha

The Song of Kahunsha
  • Author(s): Anosh Irani
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1993

From one of Canada’s brightest literary stars – a startling and beautiful novel about abandonment, poverty, and violence, as well as loyalty, love, and hope, as seen through the eyes of a young homeless boy. It is 1993 and...

The Village by the Sea

The Village by the Sea
  • Author(s): Anita Desai
  • Location(s): South East Asia, Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): timeless

The Village by the Sea is a survival story by the novelist Anita Desai. Set in a small fishing villlage near Bombay, Lila and Hari, aged 13 and 12, struggle to keep the family, including two young sisters, going...

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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