Kapka Kassabova

Kapka Kassabova was born in Bulgaria, emigrated with her family to New Zealand in the 1990s, and since 2005 has lived in Scotland. Her book, Border is a portrait of one of Europe's most hidden regions and a psycho-geographic study of how borders shape human lives. It won the Edward Stanford Travel Book of the Year, Saltire Book of the Year and has been shortlisted for the Baillie-Gifford Prize and the American National Book Critics Circle Awards. Her earlier books of narrative non-fiction are Street Without a Name, a coming-of-age memoir, and Twelve Minutes of Love, a journey through Argentine tango.