TripFiction: making it easy to match a location with a book

We are the resource for both actual and armchair travel.

Have you ever delighted in finding a novel set in your chosen location? Have you been able to explore a place through an author’s eyes, catch a little whiff or two of local flavour that only someone who really knows the ins and outs?

Authors often live in the places they portray or they make trips to visit or they do an incredible amount of in depth research. They can be real experts of their chosen setting.

The idea of TripFiction came about when we were looking for novels set in Vienna. We couldn’t find any (although we now know there are hundreds set in the city). Then, we randomly picked up a copy of Bangkok Tattoo by John Shors on a trip to Bangkok (enticed no doubt by the title). Serendipitously much of the action in the thriller was taking place in the street just below the hotel and that experience – imagining the characters from the book being out and about, taking the experience of the street to enhance the pleasure of reading the book – served to concretise the idea of setting up a website where it would be easy to match a location with a book.

And here we are. 1900+ locations to choose from, tens of thousands of books curated on the site (drill down by genre and further by detailed locale), blogposts, author interviews, a Newsletter, the #TFBookClub tips and more. Come and discover the world of literary travel over at and enjoy the literary journey!

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