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The Mango Orchard: The extraordinary true story of a family lost and found

The Mango Orchard: The extraordinary true story of a family lost and found
  • Author(s): Robin Bayley
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction

This is part travelogue, part genealogy, part history. Funny and convincing, this is so much more than the sum of its parts. Mexico is described in detail, the author clearly loves the country and culture and people – the...

The Savage Detectives

The Savage Detectives
  • Author(s): Roberto Bolaño
  • Location(s): Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s onwards

Los Detectivos Salvajes is an urban odyssey set in the sprawl of 1975 Mexico City. Written by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño, the novel won the Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize and is counted among his most successful novels,...

The Summer of Secrets

The Summer of Secrets
  • Author(s): Alison Lucy
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1980s, Modern

One heady summer. Three big secrets. 1989: Newlyweds Danny and Harriet arrive at their honeymoon paradise in the Caribbean. Days later Harriet returns home. Danny is left distraught but finds comfort in the arms of two women. Nine months...

The Urban Circus

The Urban Circus
  • Author(s): Catriona Rainsford
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

After travelling to India on leaving school, Catriona intended to make a life for herself in Asia until an injury forced her to return to the UK. A promise made at closing time in a Cambridge pub then took...

Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano
  • Author(s): Malcolm Lowry
  • Location(s): Cuernavaca
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1938

Geoffrey Firmin, the former British consul iun Mexico is a prisoner of alcoholism. On The Day of the Dead in 1938, his recently divorced wife Yvonne returns to Quauhnahuac (The Aztec name for Cuernavaca), over which two smoking volcanoes...

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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