When I travel to a new place I read many travel reviews, I like to buy guidebooks and maps (regular readers know how much I love maps) and I often search for novels set in that location. But trying to find a novel set in a place, unless very well known or with the location in the title (i.e. A Year in Provence) is sometimes more difficult than you might think.
Until now. A friend on Facebook shared a link to a site called Placing Literature (that links to the map, check it out!) with a map that has locations of settings pinned all across it. Going to Greenland? There’s a book (or a scene at least) set there! Antarctica? The same.
Created by a collaboration between an author and a geographer, I recommend this post on their blog to explain what they’re doing: Placing Literature.
And this isn’t just a fantastic resource for travellers who love to read, but writers as well. Looking up a location to see what else has been written about a place can be interesting research (or is that just me?).
There’s a Placing Literature Facebook page as well. Have alook and share it because this is a great project to support!