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A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy
  • Author(s): Vikram Seth
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

A tome of a read, this book chroncles a snapshot of life in India in the 1950’s, the focus on the lives of the Mehra, Kapoor, Chatterji families – a true feast of delectable prose, realtionship insights and characterisation.

Fifteen Postcards

Fifteen Postcards
  • Author(s): Kirsten McKenzie
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Modern looking back 2 centuries

Following the unexplained disappearance of her parents, and in a last ditch attempt to save the antique store she has inherited from financial ruin, Sarah Lester takes on a deceased estate. Amongst the estate is a collection of fifteen...

For all the Tea in China

For all the Tea in China
  • Author(s): Sarah Rose
  • Location(s): China, India
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 19th Century

Robert Fortune was a Scottish gardener, botanist, plant hunter – and industrial spy. In 1848, the East India Company engaged him to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China – territory forbidden to foreigners – to steal...

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
  • Author(s): Geoff Dyer
  • Location(s): Varanasi, Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

This book is in 2 parts – the first part is set during the Biennale, journalist Jeff drinks and snorts his way in and out of social events, and has a short affair with Laura, an American gallery director....

Singles and Spice

Singles and Spice
  • Author(s): Elaine Spires
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A singles’ holiday to India’s Golden Triangle – Taj Mahal, the pink city of Jaipur, tiger-spotting in Ranthambore, the noisy, crowded streets of Delhi – all go to make up a trip that is hot, humid and spicy. Eve...

The Kama Sutra Diaries

The Kama Sutra Diaries
  • Author(s): Sally Howard
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Sally Howard, a self-confessed child of the Western Sexual Revolution, sets out on a sexploration through modern India by train, plane and auto-rickshaw. From the heat of anti-rape protest on the streets of New Delhi to the cool hills...

The Love Detective

The Love Detective
  • Author(s): Alexandra Potter
  • Location(s): Goa, India
  • Era(s): Modern

‘In a way, I’m a bit of a love detective. Because what’s a greater mystery than love?’ Meet Ruby Miller. A writer who makes happy-ever-afters happen. Until she discovers her fiance is a lying cheat and loses her faith...

The Recession Groom

The Recession Groom
  • Author(s): Vani
  • Location(s): India, Toronto
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Parshuraman Joshi, 27, handsome, Hindu-Brahmin, IT Professional, settled in Canada, earns a five-figure Canadian dollar salary ! These are credentials that would make any young man hot on the Indian wedding market, so it’s no wonder that Parshuraman’s family...

A Cut-Like Wound

A Cut-Like Wound
  • Author(s): Anita Nair
  • Location(s): Bangalore
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

It’s the first day of Ramadan in heat-soaked Bangalore. A young man begins to dress: makeup, a sari and expensive pearl earrings. He is transformed into Bhuvana. She is a hijra, a transgender seeking love in the bazaars of...

A Division of the Spoils (Raj Quartet 4)

A Division of the Spoils (Raj Quartet 4)
  • Author(s): Paul Scott
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s onwards

This is the fourth and final book in the Raj Quartet. Once again, the cast of interesting characters is huge: the atmosphere of the time is brilliantly captured and the variety of scenes/plots is well mastered. The book is...

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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