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A Journey into Russia

A Journey into Russia
  • Author(s): Jens Mühling
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Early 21st Century

Ten years ago journalist Jens Muhling met Juri, a Russian television producer whose job it was to sell stories to TV stations in Germany but who always maintained that ‘The true stories are more unbelievable than anything I could...

Aetherial Worlds

Aetherial Worlds
  • Author(s): Tatyana Tolstaya
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): ariousV

Ordinary realities and yearnings to transcend them lead to miraculous other worlds in this dazzling collection of stories. A woman’s deceased father appears in her dreams with clues about the afterlife; a Russian professor in a small American town...

Agent Running in the Field

Agent Running in the Field
  • Author(s): John le Carré
  • Location(s): London, Moscow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Present day

Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the...

Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914

Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess, Russia, 1914
  • Author(s): Carolyn Meyer
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1914

Award-winning author Carolyn Meyer’s ANASTASIA is back in print with a gorgeous new package! Thirteen-year-old Anastasia is the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia. Anastasia is used to a life of luxury; her major concerns are...

And Quiet Flows the Don

And Quiet Flows the Don
  • Author(s): Mikhail Sholokhov
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): early 20th century

The epic novel of love, war and revolution from Mikhail Sholokhov, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature An extraordinary Russian masterpiece, And Quiet Flows the Don follows the turbulent fortunes of the Cossack people through peace, war and...

Angel on the Square

Angel on the Square
  • Author(s): Gloria Whelan
  • Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1914

In the fall of 1914, safe behind palace walls, Katya Ivanova sees St. Petersburg as a magical place. The daughter of a lady-in-waiting to the Empress, Katya spends all her time with the Grand Duchesses; the royal family feels...

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina
  • Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1870s

Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final...

Archangel

Archangel
  • Author(s): Robert Harris
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

When historian Fluke Kelso learns of the existence of a secret notebook belonging to Josef Stalin he is determined to track it down, whatever the consequences. From the violent political intrigue and decadence of modern Moscow he heads north...

Back to Moscow

Back to Moscow
  • Author(s): Guillermo Erades
  • Location(s): Moscow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 2000s

The early 2000s, and Martin, an expat student recently arrived in Moscow to write a doctoral thesis on the heroines of Russian literature, needs all the guidance he can get to fathom the mysterious Russian soul. Distracted from his...

Behind the Red Veil

Behind the Red Veil
  • Author(s): Frank Thoms
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

Frank Thoms went to the Soviet Union not to judge but to learn. As a result, he gained the trust and confidence of the people he befriended—and discovered much about himself. Behind the Red Veil recounts Frank’s quest to...

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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