• Book: From the Mouth of the Whale
  • Location: Iceland
  • Author: Sjón

Review Author: simon



Amazing. Rich and strange (and beautifully, seamlessly translated), full of visions and wonders and breath-taking imagery and joy and tragedy. A book about the pleasures of knowledge and the evils of ignorance and superstition, told by someone with the eye and ear of a poet.

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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 

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Entries close 6th November 2021