Kapka Kassabova

Kapka Kassabova is a writer of journeys. Her narrative nonfiction books are Street Without a Name, Twelve Minutes of Love, and Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe (Graywolf), which has been shortlisted in the UK for the Baillie-Gifford Prize and is Winner of the Saltire Society 2017 Scottish Book of the Year. Kassabova lives in the Highlands of Scotland.

  • Three horses saunter up to a house covered in snow.
    Border village in winter, Turkey. Photo: Nedret Benzet Returning to the Bulgaria of her childhood, the author chronicles the insidious damage that a culture of hard borders inflicted on its sur...
  • The cover to Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova
    Minneapolis. Graywolf Press. 2017. 400 pages. In the late 2000s, Kapka Kassabova undertook a trek along the southern border of her birthplace, Bulgaria. Through her journey, the author sought to exami...

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