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The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory
  • Author(s): Graham Greene
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the ‘whisky priest’, is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and...

On Starlit Seas

On Starlit Seas
  • Author(s): Sara Sheridan
  • Location(s): Mexico, England, South America, The Atlantic
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th/19th Cenutry

Celebrated writer and historian Maria Graham must make the treacherous voyage from Brazil to London to deliver her latest book to her publisher. Having come to terms with the loss of her beloved husband, Maria now has renewed hope...

Santa Olivia

Santa Olivia
  • Author(s): Jacqueline Carey
  • Location(s): Mexico, Texas
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction/Future
  • Era(s): Near Future

Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a DMZ buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive “Wolf-Man” who had a love affair with a local...

Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago

Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago
  • Author(s): Douglas Cowie
  • Location(s): Chicago, Guatemala, Mexico, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s/50s

Sharp and intimate, Douglas Cowie’s reimagining of the turbulent love affair between Simone de Beauvoir and Nelson Algren asks what it means to love and be loved by the right person at the wrong time. Chicago, 1947: on a...

Gringos in Paradise

Gringos in Paradise
  • Author(s): Barry Golson
  • Location(s): Sayulita
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

“A Year in Provence” meets “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” in this lively and entertaining account of a couple’s year building their dream house in Mexico. In 2004, Barry Golson wrote an award-winning article for “AARP” magazine about...

Epiphany Jones

Epiphany Jones
  • Author(s): Michael Grothaus
  • Location(s): Cannes, Mexico, Oporto, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Jerry has a traumatic past that leaves him subject to psychotic hallucinations and depressive episodes. When he stands accused of stealing a priceless Van Gogh painting, he goes underground, where he develops an unwilling relationship with a woman who...

Caramelo

Caramelo
  • Author(s): Sandra Cisneros
  • Location(s): Chicago, Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern/20th century

Every year the three Reyes sons and their families drive south from Chicago via Route 66 to the home of the Awful Grandmother and the Little Grandfather on Destiny Street in Mexico City. From the back seat of her...

The Heat of the Sun

The Heat of the Sun
  • Author(s): David Rain
  • Location(s): Mexico, Nagasaki, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th Century

An exuberant debut that sweeps across the twentieth century—beginning where one world-famous love story left off to introduce us to another With Sophie Tucker belting from his hand-crank phonograph and a circle of boarding-school admirers laughing uproariously around him,...

All Inclusive

All Inclusive
  • Author(s): Bea W Meyer
  • Location(s): Yucatan Peninsula
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modenr

In her fourth book the author takes the reader on a resort-style vacation to Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Funny episodes alternate with useful information about sights to see and things to do in an area full of natural wonders and...

Risky Business

Risky Business
  • Author(s): Nora Roberts
  • Location(s): Acapulco, Cozumel
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Cozumel had been home to Liz Palmer for ten years. She was settled, respected. Her Black Coral Dive Shop was the best on the island. She no longer missed Houston, or thought about the man who didn’t want her...

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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