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The Beach at Galle Road

The Beach at Galle Road
  • Author(s): Joanna Luloff
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1983

When rumors of civil war between the ruling Sinhalese and the Tamils in the northern sector of Sri Lanka reach those who live in the south, somehow it seems not to be happening in their own country. At least...

The Beast

The Beast
  • Author(s): Jude Perera
  • Location(s): Horton Plains
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Fiction
  • Era(s): 21st Century

Four close friends begin a search for the mysterious ‘beast’ in a dark and spooky wilderness, but little do they know that they’ll discover much more about themselves on this beautifully bleak young adult adventure. Love, danger, and the...

The Boy Who Met a Whale

The Boy Who Met a Whale
  • Author(s): Nizrana Farook
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

From the author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant comes another brilliant escapade for 9+ readers! A thrilling adventure set in fictional Sri Lanka, jam-packed with peril and kidnap and a huge blue whale! Razi, a local fisherboy,...

The Flower Boy

The Flower Boy
  • Author(s): Karen Roberts
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s

An accomplished debut, The Flower Boy is the tragically romantic story of people from two cultures, one ruling the other, and the human passions that defy and nearly overcome social taboos. In the colonial society of 1930s Ceylon, the...

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
  • Author(s): Nizrana Farook
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen’s jewels be the beginning or the end...

The Golden Wave

The Golden Wave
  • Author(s): Michele Ruth Gamburd
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Nonfiction, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2004

n December 2004 the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated coastal regions of Sri Lanka. Six months later, Michele Ruth Gamburd returned to the village where she had been conducting research for many years and began collecting residents’ stories of the...

The Match

The Match
  • Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

As a teenager from Sri Lanka, Sunny liked to play cricket. But none of his new friends in Manila were remotely interested. That is until the gorgeous Tina arrived, all poise and perfection. Three decades on, Sunny is settled...

The Pavilion in the Clouds

The Pavilion in the Clouds
  • Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1938

It is 1938 and the final days of the British Empire. In a bungalow high up in the green hills above the plains of Ceylon, under a vast blue sky, live the Ferguson family: Bella, a precocious eight-year-old, her...

The Road From Elephant Pass

The Road From Elephant Pass
  • Author(s): Nihal de Silva
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Adventure
  • Era(s): Early 2000s

Brand new 14th edition direct from publisher in Sri Lanka. now a major motion picture. The exciting story of an Army captain who has to escort a Liberation Tigers of Tamil eelam (LTTE) female terrorist across hostile territory dangerous...

The Sandglass

The Sandglass
  • Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

The Sandglass tells the story of two feuding families whose lives are interlinked by the changing fortunes of postcolonial Sri Lanka. Moving back and forth between London and Sri Lanka, the novel brings to life Prins Ducal and his...

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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