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The Septembers of Shiraz

The Septembers of Shiraz
  • Author(s): Dalia Sofer
  • Location(s): Shiraz
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1979 onwards

In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything...

The Stationery Shop of Tehran

The Stationery Shop of Tehran
  • Author(s): Marjan Kamali
  • Location(s): Tehran
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1950s

1953, Tehran. Roya loves nothing better than to while away the hours in the local stationery shop run by Mr. Fakhri. The store, stocked with fountain pens, shiny ink bottles, and thick pads of writing paper, also carries translations...

Two Wings of a Nightingale

Two Wings of a Nightingale
  • Author(s): Jill Worrall
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Travelogue, Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Iran is probably the most misunderstood country in the world, and its people are among the most feared. Award-winning travel writer Jill Worrall, with her friend Reza Mirkhalaf, a leading tour manager from Tehran, describe an Iran the world...

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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