Kapka Kassabova




KAPKA KASSABOVA was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and now lives in the Scottish Highlands. She is the author of several poetry collections, numerous travel essays, the novel Villa Pacifica (2011), and the acclaimed memoirs Street Without a Name: Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria (2008) and Twelve Minutes of Love: A Tango Story (2011) and Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe (2017), which won the Stanford Dolman travel Book of the Year 2017, the 2017 Highland Book Prize and the Saltire Society Book of the Year 2017, and was shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2018, the Baillie Gifford Prize 2017, the Duff Cooper Prize 2017, the Bread and Roses Award 2018, the Gordon Burn Prize 2017 and the National Circle of Critics Award 2017. She has written for the Sunday Times, the Guardian, Vogue, and 1843 magazine.


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