Welcome to the website of Kapka Kassabova, writer of journeys.


Border shortlisted for the British Academy’s Nayef al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding

Die Letzte Grenze. In conversation with Philip Blom, Kreisky Forum, Vienna, 3 September 2018

Border wins inaugural Highland Book Prize

Border Рand Granta Рshortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing

Border shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize for Non-Fiction

Border shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize

Border named Edward Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year

Border named Saltire Society Book of the Year



photography by Anthony Georgieff