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Everything We Keep

Everything We Keep
  • Author(s): Kerry Lonsdale
  • Location(s): Puerto Escondido
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): Contemporary

An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller. A luminous debut with unexpected twists, Everything We Keep explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering the truth about the ones...

Gods of Jade and Shadow

Gods of Jade and Shadow
  • Author(s): Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Location(s): Mexico City, Yucatan Peninsula
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): 1920s

The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy scrubbing floors in her wealthy grandfather’s house to do more than dream of a life far from her small town in southern Mexico. Until the day...

Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere

Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere
  • Author(s): Simon Rowe
  • Location(s): Japan, Australia, Bali, China, Fiji, Mexico, Spain, Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Current

Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere is a collection of short fiction fifteen stories high, nine countries wide, and peopled with wily, quick-witted, dim-witted, hapless, helpless, strong and gentle characters. These are tales about people with...

Hatchet / Hamartia

Hatchet / Hamartia
  • Author(s): Carmen Boullosa
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Poetry
  • Era(s): Modern

A bilingual poetry collection in which a microwave, a fly, a soup, a football match, a train, or a child in the subway serve as pretexts to explain the tragic nature of life when death is involved. One with...

He Who Pays The Piper

He Who Pays The Piper
  • Author(s): Alex Breck
  • Location(s): Northern California, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Scotland
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Ridge Walker is a hedonistic young Scot in a desperate race with the devil across Central America. He is consumed by guilt at his inability to save Orla, his beautiful and wild Irish wife, after their turbulent marriage went...

Home Cook: Over 300 delicious fuss-free recipes

Home Cook: Over 300 delicious fuss-free recipes
  • Author(s): Thomasina Miers
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Food and Drink
  • Era(s): 2017

‘To me, home cooking means having fun with great ingredients without having to spend a fortune. It means spending some time, but not all the time, cooking nourishing flavoursome food. This book includes all my kitchen essentials and they...

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season
  • Author(s): Fernanda Melchor
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 2000s

The Witch is dead. And the discovery of her corpse – by a group of children playing near the irrigation canals – propels the whole village into an investigation of how and why this murder occurred. Rumours and suspicions...

La Frontera

La Frontera
  • Author(s): Sam Hawken
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In La Frontera, Sam Hawken illuminates the darkest sides of the illegal migration issue, the cost in human life and dignity for the border crossers and the thin line of defenders who stand against the tide on the American...

Let The Water Hold Me Down

Let The Water Hold Me Down
  • Author(s): Michael Spurgeon
  • Location(s): Chiapas, Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Still reeling from the loss of his family in an accident that he feels responsible for causing, Hank Singer accepts an invitation to move to the isolated and beautiful state of Chiapas. There, in the streets and cafes of...

Lost in Oaxaca

Lost in Oaxaca
  • Author(s): Jessica Winters Mireles
  • Location(s): Oaxaca, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Once a promising young concert pianist, Camille Childs retreated to her mother’s Santa Barbara estate after an injury to her hand destroyed her hopes for a musical career. She now leads a solitary life teaching piano, and she has...

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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