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On the Road

On the Road
  • Author(s): Jack Kerouac
  • Location(s): Mexico, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1950s

The two main characters of the book are the narrator, Salvatore “Sal” Paradise, and his new friend Dean Moriarty, much admired for his carefree attitude and sense for adventure, a free-spirited maverick eager to explore all kicks and an...

Tequila Sunset

Tequila Sunset
  • Author(s): Sam Hawken
  • Location(s): El Paso, Juarez
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

El Paso and Ciudad Juárez sit across the Texas / Mexico border from each other. They share streets, share industry, share crime. One gang claims territory in both: Los Aztecas. This single criminal organisation is responsible for most of...

The Dead Women of Juarez

The Dead Women of Juarez
  • Author(s): Sam Hawken
  • Location(s): Juarez
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

For the setting of his first novel, Hawken, an American historian, has chosen Juarez, the border city in Mexico where hundreds, even thousands, of young women have been abducted and murdered in recent years. Most of them have been...

The Devil’s Highway

The Devil’s Highway
  • Author(s): Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Location(s): Arizona, Mexico
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): Various

Describes the attempt of twenty-six men to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, a region known as the Devil’s Highway, detailing their harrowing ordeal and battle for survival against impossible odds.

The Eagle’s Throne

The Eagle’s Throne
  • Author(s): Carlos Fuentes
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Science Fiction/Future
  • Era(s): 2020

The year is 2020. The Mexican President has provoked the United States by calling for the removal of US troops from Colombia and demanding higher prices for Mexico’s oil. But the country’s satellite communications system is controlled in Miami...

The Earthquake Machine

The Earthquake Machine
  • Author(s): Mary Pauline Lowry
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

The Earthquake Machine tells the story of 14 year-old Rhonda. On the outside, everything looks perfect in Rhonda’s world but at home Rhonda has to deal with a manipulative father who keeps her mentally ill mother hooked on pharmaceuticals....

The Hidden Light Of Mexico City

The Hidden Light Of Mexico City
  • Author(s): Carmen Amato
  • Location(s): Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Mexico City attorney Eddo Cortez Castillo’s unexpected relationship with housemaid Luz de Maria Alba Mora becomes a dangerous vulnerability when he investigates links between the Minister for Public Security and Mexico’s most elusive drug cartel leader. But what Eddo...

The Hummingbird’s Daughter

The Hummingbird’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1800s

an epic mystical drama of a young woman’s sudden sainthood in late-19th century Mexico. It is 1889 and civil war is brewing in Mexico. A 16 year old girl, Teresita, illegitimate but beloved daughter of the wealthy and powerful...

The Lacuna

The Lacuna
  • Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
  • Location(s): Mexico, North Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man’s search for safety of a man torn beween the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s McCarthyite America. Born in the U.S. and reared in Mexico, Harrison...

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
  • Author(s): C M Mayo
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mid 19th Century

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire is a sweeping historical novel of Mexico during the short, tragic, at times surreal, reign of Emperor Maximilian and his court.

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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